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Beat the Blues – cast out those aggies

Protect Piha Heritage folk have been out and about Piha delivering leaflets to remind property owners that they can help stop the spread of agapanthus. This African native can overtake  [ Read More ]

Get rid of tradescantia

Pat La Roche, Piha Coast Care, today sent out the “how to” of getting rid of tradescantia and why. A timely reminder, here it is I got a shock when  [ Read More ]

Vetch spreading around Piha

Lots of beachfront owners are being troubled by the appearance of a scrambling sweet-pea like weed smotherings their gardens. It is also well entrenched on the dunes of North Piha,  [ Read More ]

Pest plants A-E

African Pig’s Ear Cotyledon orbiculata If you visit Anawhata you will be struck by the silvery-grey succulent on the cliff faces. This plant was orginally planted by Sally Parker, of  [ Read More ]

Pest plants F-L

Japanese honeysuckle lonicera japonica This prolific climber is really taking off around Piha. It grows on forest margins and disturbed areas and is hard to kill off. It can climb  [ Read More ]

Pest plants M-R

Mexican daisy Erigeron karvinskianus Mexican daisy is a Surveillance Pest Plant in the Regional Pest Management Strategy. This means they are banned for propagation, sale and distribution. It is also  [ Read More ]

Pest plants S-Z

Flax yellow leaf virus

About 6 years ago, some of our phormium tenax (large flax) started to go yellow and over a period the mature plants died. At that time, Jack Craw, Biosecurity Manager  [ Read More ]