Posts tagged with Wellington

Hybrid hunt turns up more weedy natives

Meryta sinclairii, puka.  Self-sown saplings near Porirua.  Photo by Leon Perrie, Curator. © Te Papa.

I was out last week with Tim Park from the regional council looking for Pseudopanax hybrids between lancewood and coastal five-finger near Porirua.    Coastal five-finger and the hybrids are weeds in the Wellington region. Previous post on lancewood and coastal five-finger hybridisation. We spotted a couple of other weedy natives – New Zealand species that… Read more »

Amgueddfa blog

Michael Houlihan, Te Papa’s newly appointed CEO, is currently Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales. In a recent post on the Amgueddfa blog Michael talks about his decision to make the big move from Wales to New Zealand: I was checking out pictures on the Amgueddfa blog of the wildlife and woodlands in the snow… Read more »

Squid star in the media

Hi everyone! Here are some of the news items that have played in NZ over the last couple of days for your viewing/listening pleasure.     FYI – this link will only be live till 5pm tonight NZ time – the item is at 9:44 through the broadcast – an audio report scroll down… Read more »