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Woody Weed Gone Missing
Nov 29, 2004

A New Zealand-wide search is underway today for the loveable national Weedbusters mascot, Woody Weed, gone missing en route between promotional commitments for the Weedbusters programme.

Weedbusters’ National Co-ordinator Amber Bill said Woody was last seen at a Department of Conservation wetlands education workshop at Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island.
“Woody was heading to Marton, two hours drive north of Wellington, where he was to attend an inspirational garden tour around Rangitikei and assist the Horizons-Manawatu Regional Council in educating gardeners about pest plants.

“Woody was being couriered to Marton, but has gone missing en route. The courier company, Mainfreight has checked its depots, but so far no joy,” Ms Bill said.

Woody Weed is a popular mascot and has been in high demand since being introduced to help promote the Weedbusters weeds education and awareness programme in October last year. Since then, he has embarked on a round of non-stop commitments, visiting community events, workshops and schools regularly for Weedbusters.

Woody Weed is a large green weed-shaped mascot and was being transported in a blue carry bag.

Any information about Woody’s whereabouts should be forwarded to local Department of Conservation offices.