Archives For Native plants

Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent time on the isolated rock in a bid to rid it of invasive weeds. Kapiti Wellington Biodiversity Ranger Emma Rowell shares their story.

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What is so special about the red tussock on the Gouland Downs you might ask? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull and boring” plant is worthy of admiration.

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Staff on Great Barrier Island/Aotea were recently given a helping hand by Auckland Botanic Gardens staff, to identify native plants and collect seeds to help mitigate the impact of myrtle rust.

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Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across public conservation land.

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An Aussie invention that could sow the seeds of native trees and shrubs directly into the ground is proving to be a successful, cost-effective, labour-saving alternative to planting.

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To get people talking about unique native species, we took a camera out around Wellington and asked people to say a few twisty names for us.

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Want to find native mistletoe this Christmas? Ask our Biodiversity Monitoring Team. They can tell you just the place to go.

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