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Friends fend off Te Mata Park’s weeds

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:37 pm | Weedbusters

Legendary Te Mata Park is a much-loved feature of the Hawke’s Bay landscape. Gifted to the community in 1927 for the benefit of the public, the park is a culturally significant site and a place where people like to go to enjoy nature, sports and ... More >>

Cotoneaster Challenges Omori Locals

Monday, 1 July 2019, 11:24 am | Weedbusters

Locals and visitors at Omori/Kuratau, a small settlement on the western shore of Lake Taupo, enjoy a stunning backdrop of native bush on surrounding DOC and regional council reserves. Over the past few years, the dedicated team of volunteers that ... More >>

Palmy’s Pine Pulling Posse proud of progress

Monday, 1 July 2019, 11:23 am | Weedbusters

Peter Piper’s pepper picking has nothing on Palmerston North’s Pine Pulling Posse, a group of weedbusting legends battling wilding conifers in the Ruahine Forest Park. More >>

Beating the Weeds at Kerikeri

Monday, 1 July 2019, 11:22 am | Weedbusters

Ever noticed weedy invasions when out walking in the bush and questioned why ‘somebody’ isn’t doing something about them? More >>

Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:06 pm | Weedbusters

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. More >>

Seasonal Weedbusting Urged For Holiday Home Gardens

Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 11:34 am | Weedbusters

Owners of holiday homes are urged to take some time this summer to get rid of harmful ornamental plant species lurking in their gardens. More >>

Hotel Grand Chancellor Team Weedbusters Winners

Monday, 13 September 2010, 4:57 pm | Weedbusters

When it comes to taking steps to look after our environment, Christchurch’s Hotel Grand Chancellor is a role model! The hotel has been implementing internal waste reducing initiatives, and using their financial savings from these initiatives to ... More >>

Weedbusters awarded for their efforts

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 5:13 pm | Weedbusters

A Tarawera care group volunteer, a Waihi walkways group and a Te Puna estuary care group were among those who came out on top at this year's Weedbusters Awards. More >>

Weedbusters Oscars

Thursday, 12 June 2008, 1:58 pm | Weedbusters

Volunteers clearing weeds from Mauao, planting thousands of trees in Hamurana and clearing bindweed with their bare hands in Awaiti are among those nominated for this year’s Weedbusters Awards on Friday 13 June. More >>

Top Gardening Mag Spreads The Word On Weeds

Thursday, 24 April 2008, 3:43 pm | Weedbusters

Common agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox) is a weedy problem in the northern parts of New Zealand, and will be banned from sale, propagation and distribution in the Auckland region from 1 July, 2008. More >>

Help At Hand For Dirty Weekends

Tuesday, 23 October 2007, 2:26 pm | Weedbusters

Murchison locals are being encouraged to have a ‘dirty weekend’ in their own backyards this month to get rid of weedy ornamental plants that threaten the local environment. More >>

New Books Inspire Dirty Weekends

Monday, 8 October 2007, 12:31 am | Weedbusters

Four new regional weed books are proving a hit with gardeners taking part in the Weedbusters’ Dirty Weekend promotion this October. More >>

Aussie Promoter Touts Dirty Weekend

Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 4:03 pm | Weedbusters

Weedbusters aims to get people tackling invasive plant species in their communities. Woody Weed will be appearing at various events around the country during October as part of the Weedbusters 'Dirty Weekend' campaign. More >>

Planting Day for Blind Creek

Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 12:15 am | Weedbusters

The call has gone out for volunteers to help with the next Community Planting Day along the Blind Creek bank near Blenheim. Spokeswoman Margaret Peace said another six hundred and twenty plants would be put in on the Planting Day on September 9th. More >>

NZ Boneseed Blitz For Australia Weeds Conference

Friday, 10 August 2007, 11:28 am | Weedbusters

One of New Zealand’s major success stories in eliminating the invasive weed boneseed will be showcased at a major conference in Geelong this month. More >>

Get Mad About Ginger – Ginger Bash Message

Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 3:36 pm | Weedbusters

A successful ‘Ginger Bash’ in Tauranga may be extended as a promotion for other areas of New Zealand plagued by the weed. More >>

Kids’ Weedy Read Released for Christmas

Thursday, 30 November 2006, 9:49 am | Weedbusters

Those looking for a children’s book for Christmas with an environmental message are in luck, with a new Weedbusters storybook launched for the festive season. “When the Jones Kids Came to Town: A Weedbusters Adventure” is already proving a hit ... More >>

Awards Recognise Regional Weedbusters

Monday, 9 January 2006, 1:57 pm | Weedbusters

Click for big version Junior Weedbusters make their mark: Grasmere students tackle tradescantia threatening native bush. More >>

Weedy Mascot For Charity Dash

Tuesday, 20 December 2005, 9:18 am | Weedbusters

The odds are on Woody Weed to win the mascot dash at Ellerslie Racecourse on New Years Day, reckons national Weedbusters Coordinator, Carolyn Lewis. If Woody Weed wins or places in the mascot dash, his winnings will be donated to the Royal Forest ... More >>

Weeds Calendar Warning

Monday, 21 November 2005, 2:55 pm | Weedbusters

One of the more unusual calendars produced in New Zealand for the coming year has been released by Weedbusters, the interagency programme working towards raising community awareness about weeds. More >>





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