Archives For Weeds

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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Tackling a reserve of weeds with 80 pairs of young energetic hands was genius enough. To then have the multi-layered learning potential revealed to Taupō Hilltop School teacher Collette Taylor was a bonus, writes Anna Elwarth.

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Uncontrolled weeds, like the pink ragwort, are destroying our native landscapes and pushing out native plants and animals.

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Help DOC in the ‘War on Weeds’ by taking part in a new competition launched especially for Conservation Week.

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DOC employee Katie Clark and volunteers support the war on weeds during Whangarei Volunteer Day.

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When writer Diana Noonan recently found a menacing weed in her local forest reserve she contacted the local DOC staff who sprung into action.

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While many New Zealanders spent Easter weekend hunting for Easter eggs, a crew of keen volunteers on horseback were out in their big back yard searching for wilding pines.

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