Archives For Native plants

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is a biological hotspot, home to a multitude of species from the microscopic to the mighty. An often-overlooked group of species that are fantastically diverse are the plants of the Gulf…

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Rob McGowan, a prominent rongoā Māori practitioner well respected for his work in the restoration of rongoā practise and traditional knowledge of native plants in Aotearoa, explains why we need to care for rongoā plants to help Papatūānuku thrive, even if that means using 1080.

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When Peter Roberts looks out from his home overlooking the Firth of Thames, he can gaze across the internationally significant wetland he and his neighbours are striving to conserve. He is the chairman of the Western Firth Catchment Group Trust, which recently received $50,000 from the DOC Community Fund.

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