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Blog posts

  • Goodbye Gunnera, be gone old friend
    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.
  • DOC’s ‘most wanted’ weeds
    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.
  • Students get down and dirty in the War on 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.
  • Weeds can teach you a lot
    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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