Archives For Weeds

Motunau Island is the only offshore predator free island in Canterbury. Community ranger Vanessa Mander tells us why ridding the island of boxthorn weeds is important for the sea birds survival.

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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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Gunnera (Chilean rhubarb) is slowly spreading to our native forests, stream banks, roadsides, and pasture. Our native plants can’t compete with this large leaved invader, so it’s time to say goodbye to Gunnera.

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When you’re admiring your beautiful Christmas tree these holidays, spare a thought for their wilding relatives that are causing havoc for conservationists.

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It’s Conservation Week between 14th-22nd October. Here are a few ways you can show your backyard some love!

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DOCs Dirty Dozen Saloon was a hit at Fieldays. Now there’s a bounty out for DOCs most wanted weeds. Submit sightings of the Dirty Dozen weeds and you’ll be in to win $100.

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It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re honouring the selfless souls who volunteer for conservation—highlighting the diversity of conservation volunteers and volunteer opportunities around New Zealand.

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