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Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, Native animals, native invertebrates, native species, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, weevil, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: New Zealand flax weevil You’ve heard of New Zealand’s large, flightless birds, but did you know that we have several species of large, flightless weevil too? One of these is the New Zealand flax weevil. These big bugs are about 20 […]

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Nuggets from our natives

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, grasshoppers, Kakapo, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, poo, Public Sector, Takahē, Whenua Hou  /  Comments Off on Nuggets from our natives

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nuggets from our natives Poo matters in conservation. Especially when that poo may have come from an invasive species. This was the case on Whenua Hou recently. Rangers became quite worried when a small dropping was found on the pest-free island sanctuary near Stewart Island. […]

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Native plants to spruce up your garden

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, gardening, Native plants, native species, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, threatened species  /  Comments Off on Native plants to spruce up your garden

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Native plants to spruce up your garden It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. One of the ways you can get involved is by filling your garden with native plants. New Zealand’s native plants aren’t particularly well known for their pretty, bright-coloured […]

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Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Leaf-veined slug, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, New Zealand species, Photo of the week, Public Sector, slugs  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Leaf-veined slug How can you tell if a slug is native to New Zealand? By checking if its patterning looks like the veins on leaves. Photo: Herb Christophers New Zealand has over 30 species of native slug, all of which are […]

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