DOC is now taking nominations for the Loder Cup 2018.
Which native shrub was abundant in the Whanganui district when European settlers arrived but is now extinct here? The answer: matagouri (Discaria toumatou). No other native shrub has been reduced so much in the North Island in the past 150 years or so.
Efforts would now focus on a science programme to investigate ways to treat myrtle rust, boost resistance and susceptibility, and to improve seed banking collection, she said.
Read about a Celmisia and pollination trials with Bartlett's rata.
Read about a successful regeneration project; the Lawrie Metcalf herbarium and much more.