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2012 annual NZ favourite native plant and worst weed vote

Friday, 21 December 2012, 3:22 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

The annual vote for New Zealand’s favourite plant has opened and this year there is a new twist. For the first time people can cast a vote for their worst weed as well as their favourite native plant. More >>

Awards honour our nation’s plant lovers

Friday, 14 December 2012, 1:44 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Botanical greats, hard workers and inspirers of the next generation have all been honoured in the awards announced by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) at the weekend. The awards recognise special people, and projects that have captured ... More >>

Rush Blitzes Competition

Monday, 19 December 2011, 11:02 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

A native species of wetland rush has beaten the silver fern and Pohutakawa as this year’s favourite New Zealand plant. More >>

Award-winning octogenarian enthusiast a late bloomer

Monday, 21 November 2011, 2:23 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

At 80 years of age – and hoping to embark on a PhD – King Country orchidologist Anne Fraser has received the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network’s (NZPCN) 2011 Individual Award for her dedicated advocacy of a nationally-threatened orchid. More >>

Forget the General Election – the most important Vote!

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 11:17 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

It’s a Green issue, of National interest, but not Labour intensive; it’s the annual election of New Zealand’s favourite plant - but none of these candidates will be kissing babies to get votes. More >>

Make your own plant books

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 11:55 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Kiwi plant lovers can now instantly create their own personalised plant book, thanks to an innovative online publishing system just launched by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. More >>

Chatham Island forget-me-not NZ’s Favourite Plant for 2010

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 9:49 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

The innocent Chatham Island forget-me-not has beaten a deadly nettle to become New Zealand’s favourite plant for 2010. In a national poll by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) to find the country’s preferred plant, the potentially ... More >>

Picked a mayor? Now pick your plant!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 4:41 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Having ticked their favourites in the local body elections, Kiwis can now vote for their favourite native plant in the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network’s annual poll. More >>

184 New Zealand plants on brink of extinction

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 9:32 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Urgent changes in land management policies and practices are needed if the rapid decline in native plant species is to be halted. More >>

Climate change increases value of native plant

Monday, 21 December 2009, 11:12 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

The golden sand sedge – pingao – has won the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network’s 2009 favourite plant poll, and could be a valuable defence against climate change effects. More >>

NZPCN Awards Efforts to Protect Flora

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 2:46 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Rescuing a lowland swamp forest, protecting native plants on private land, and raising awareness of the endangered kakabeak are all initiatives recognised in awards announced by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN) this week. Those honoured have ... More >>

New Zealand has a New Favourite Native Plant

Monday, 3 December 2007, 9:34 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

An on-line poll has found that New Zealand’s favourite native plant is not a familiar emblem such as silver fern and kowhai – but Willowherb. More >>

Network Confers Awards for Native Plant Protection

Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 2:30 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

New Zealand’s leading guardians of the country’s native plants have been recognised with awards from the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. The award winners include two primary schools, community-based nurseries and a South Island district council, ... More >>

Poll May Reveal Future New Zealand Icon

Thursday, 4 October 2007, 2:11 pm | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Organisers of an annual poll to name New Zealand’s favourite native plant say the event raises interesting questions about our choice for a national emblem. More >>

Search Mounted for Top Native Plant

Monday, 7 August 2006, 10:47 am | NZ Plant Conservation Network

Forget Dancing with the Stars or New Zealand Idol… Kiwis with an interest in the heritage and identity of their country are being asked to vote for their favourite native plant. More >>

 

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