Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

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‘The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa’ provides students, whanau and communities free tools to find and identify weeds, with access to weed and biocontrol experts in New Zealand.

In 2018–2019 we visited schools in Auckland and Canterbury. Schools from three regions were visited in 2016 – Auckland, Gisborne and Westland – as part of the related ‘Winning the War against Weeds’ programme.

We do not currently have funding to visit schools in 2020.

About the project

Learn about what we are doing

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Meet the team

Meet our funding partners, scientists, educators and project supporters

About weeds

Learn why we need to Win the War against Weeds

Identifying weeds

How to identify weeds


Weed resources, facilities and useful links

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Weeds gallery

See a sample of weed images


Participating schools

In the news

Press releases on weeds

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Test your weeds knowledge with our quiz

Consider yourself an expert? Test your weeds knowledge with our quiz

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