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Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is a hotspot, where humid microclimates provide ideal conditions for the microscopic spores of myrtle rust to flourish and spread. Find out what is being done to protect our taonga myrtle plant species and how you can help with the fight against myrtle rust disease.

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The term ‘sea slug’ may be bring up images of drab, lumpish-type creatures, but thankfully names like nudibranchs, sea butterflies, sea hares and sea goddesses, more evocatively describe these strangely-shaped, flamboyantly-coloured species.

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On the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/Ko te Pātaka kai o Tīkapa, there is an island that is quietly, gently, regaining its mauri/life essence. Motu Kaikoura, found just 80 metres off the west coast of Aotea/Great Barrier Island…

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