In the South

Haka reaches new heights

Limehills haka Limehills students on top of the world with mass haka performance on hotel roof.

Pesky gorse not without value

Gorse was introduced into New Zealand around 1835 and although it proved to be useful as a cheap and effective plant for farm hedges and shelter it was declared a noxious weed in 1990.

Poisonous enough to kill an elephant

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Southland's most poisonous plant is tutu, a major killer of cattle in the early days of settlement.

More whales visiting Otago Harbour

Whale visits to Otago Harbour seem to be increasing, a Dunedin Department of Conservation ranger says.

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