Working together to protect New Zealand

Restored wetland an amazing visual gift to the community

A once tired, damaged wetland near Otaki is now bursting with birdlife and native plants thanks to Graham and Patricia Booth’s efforts to restore it to its former glory. In 2001 the Booths bought 8 hectares of land north of Otaki on State Highway One for their retirement, but they weren’t…

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Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. These students are the first to take part in a…

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What’s your Worst Weed? Vote NOW!

Gratifying and glorious to pestilent and persistent – during November you can vote for your favourite NZ native plant and least favourite weed at the NZ Plant Conservation Network’s website ….

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Battle against wild ginger heats up

Biological and cyber warfare are two of the latest tools a multi-agency group is keen to employ to tackle a serious weed pest that has invaded thousands of hectares of Northland. Wild ginger –…

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Red flag raised about yellow flag iris

Yellow flag iris ( Iris pseudacorus ) is a member of the family that the other iris’s don’t like to mention. Yellow flag is an emergent aquatic perennial that grows on the edges of swampy…

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From little things big things grow

When a property in the Motueka Valley came up for sale Lisa Hood knew she had found the place that she could pour her passion for nature into. The property includes a 2.9ha QEII National…

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