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- Architecture and Landscape
About Unitec New Zealand's architecture and landscape architecture courses, facilities, current research and staff.
- Auckland Botanic Gardens : where ideas grow
Includes maps of the garden, opening hours, descriptions of the garden's unique collections, guides to gardening in the Auckland Region and information on learning programmes offered by the garden.
- Australian & New Zealand wine industry journal
The Australian & New Zealand wine industry journal is a technical journal for the wine industry, and is published six times a year. The site contains contents lists of the current and back issues and also advertising and subscription information.
- Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Assoc. in N.Z. Inc.
Information about the Association and its work to promote a biodynamic approach to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry as initiated by Rudolf Steiner. Includes details about Demeter certification of food products.
- Carbon calculator for New Zealand agriculture and horticulture
Farm Carbon Calculator found in the Lincoln University site estimates the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by farming activities in units of carbon dioxcide equal using Life Cycle Assessment.
- Central Otago Wine Cellar
The Central Otago Wine Cellar is a dedicated on-line virtual wineshop, specialising in fine wines from the Otago region, New Zealand. It is run by a limited liability company, Hollyhock Internet.The site includes a wine trail, information on wineries, wine news, and festival events. Wines may be purchased online.
- Chestnutz : New Zealand Chestnut Council Inc
Describes the NZCC's work to promote New Zealand's chestnut industry. Includes chestnut facts, recipes, and information about the handling and storing of chestnuts.
- Christchurch Botanic Gardens
A history of the gardens, with tour map and information on specialised areas. Includes hours of opening and the range of activities available.
- E-newsletter / Olives New Zealand
Newsletter of Olives New Zealand. Includes news, events, competitions, and articles about olive harvesting and olive oil production. All issues available in full-text.
- Ellerslie International Flower Show, Christchurch
Details about the upcoming show, including the venue, sponsors, exhibitor information, opening hours and ticketing. Also includes information about visiting the Christchurch area, and a brief history of the show from its beginnings at Ellerslie in 1994.
- Fresh thinking / Farmers' Markets New Zealand Inc
FMNZ website with information about farmers markets in different areas in New Zealand, opening times, destinations and newsletter.
- Fresh thoughts
Newsletter covering issues related to farmers' markets for market managers, stallholders, consumers, and farmers' market supporters. Issues available in full-text.
- Friar's guide to New Zealand gardens open to visit / by Jillian and Denis Friar
Details of approximately 250 New Zealand private gardens and over 30 City Council botanical gardens.
- Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden : Wellington, New Zealand
Information relating to the Wellington Botanic Garden and FWBG, including walks, history, upcoming events, garden features and online newsletter.
- Fruit Wine & Cider Makers New Zealand : [Web site]
Website of the Fruit Winemakers Association. Provides information on the wine and cider making industry. Includes the New Zealand Fruit Wine & Cider Competition results and members listing.
Growing Futures is a project established to promote the New Zealand horticultural industry. The site includes case histories of successful New Zealand companies.
- Hazelnut Nurseries Ltd : suppliers of quality trees for New Zealand commercial orchards
About the company, with information for growers.
- Hebe Society
The Hebe Society encourages the growing of hebes and other New Zealand plants, and also assists in their conservation and improvement. The society began in Britain and also has members in the rest of Europe, North America and New Zealand.
- Heritage irises in New Zealand
Blog promoting historic irises growing in New Zealand and featuring some special New Zealand raised varieties.
- Horticulture New Zealand : our growth industry
Information about Horticulture NZ, a body which represents New Zealand commercial fruit and vegetable growers. Includes crop and market information, and media and news releases.
- HortNET : an information centre for New Zealand's plant-based industries
HortNET is an Internet-based information centre designed to ensure that the benefits of research are passed on to growers and industries. It provides lists of online publications and fact sheets, and information on insects and mites of pipfruit and stonefruit. The Crop Centre area of the site has been designed to categorise, by crop, content from HortNET's archives and useful links from the Web.
- HortSource : the authoritive directory of the New Zealand horticultural industry
Provides information and contact details to growers and suppliers of the horticulture industry in New Zealand. Includes advertising and membership logon.
- Kōrero kōrari
Kōrero Kōrari covers trials by Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research (in partnership with Māori weavers), looking at the effect of environmental conditions on the weaving qualities of harakeke (New Zealand flax, phormium tenax). Issues are available in full-text.
- Landscapedesign.co.nz : where Kiwis create their landscape
New Zealand directory of suppliers of landscaping products, designs and services, including gardening supplies. Includes council information finder, and advice and inspiration blog.
Provides leadership and support for the development and promotion of sustainable crop production.
- Marlborough Wine Research Centre : grape wine research
Information about the research, education and training opportunites available at the Marlborough Wine Research Centre. Includes links to electronic publications and other horticulture related web sites.
- N Z winelinks : linking you to the wines, vineyards and viticulture industry of New Zealand
A portal to information on the wines, vineyards and viticulture industry of New Zealand.
- N.Z. Golf Course Superintendents Assn (Inc)
News and information about the NZGCSA. Includes membership information; regional association contacts; events, and an online store.
- National Rose Society N.Z. : to implant roses in the hearts and gardens of the people
Membership details; district societies; events and show information; publications; gallery and tips on chosing a rose and rose care.
- New Zealand Arboricultural Association
NZ Arb is a national body that represent professional and non-professional people involved in New Zealand tree care. In 1996 it formed a Chapter with the International Society of Arboriculture. Site has information about the body, its events, programmes, resources, membership, tree climbing competitions and news.
- New Zealand avocados : Avocado Industry Council and Avocado Growers Association
This site has information on Avoacados in New Zealand. It has: a kids page, information about the fruit, Industry information and Avocado links.
- New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Council Inc. (NZBPCC)
BIO-GRO New Zealand has developed a set of standards for organic production which are internationally recognised and respected. All suppliers of organic product to New Zealand Organics are certified by BIO-GRO, and permitted to use the BIO-GRO trademark. Site lists produce, growers and distributors.
- New Zealand Feijoa Growers Association Incorporated
Information about the Association and about feijoas, including the varieties available, processing and marketing.
- New Zealand GAP
About the Good Agricultural Practice quality assurance programme that provides a traceable, accountable system from crop to customer for the production of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Includes list of approved suppliers.
- New Zealand Horticulture Industry Training Organisation (Inc)
NZHITO is responsible for the co-ordination and facilitation of all horticulture industry education and training requirements. The web site provides information about the industry, with links to the major industry organisations. It also describes the 13 NZHITO qualifications are regsitered on the National Qualifications Framework.
- New Zealand journal of crop and horticultural science
The journal publishes original research papers on all aspects of production, protection, handling, and processing of crop and horticultural products. The scope includes agronomy, entomology, breeding, plant pathology, pomology, postharvest physiology, and biotechnology. Contents pages and abstracts are available; some issues are available in full-text.
- New Zealand Macadamia Society Inc.
About the NZ Macadamia Society with facts about macadamia nuts, how to eat and where to buy.
- New Zealand native orchids
Site gives an introduction to New Zealand orchids, their habitats and conservation. Includes information about the New Zealand Native Orchid Group (NZNOG) and articles from recent journals.
- New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc) : [web site]
NZPPS is interested in the science of protecting valuable plants from pests and weeds. Site contains PDF articles from the NZPP journal and newsletters. Includes information on writing research, conferences, publications, membership, scholarships, awards, advocacy issues and news.
- New Zealand Professional Florists
About the NZPF and the NZQA qualifications they offer and their design courses and tutors.
- New Zealand Society of Plant Physiologists
The New Zealand Society of Plant Physiologists aims to promote the advancement of scientific research, teaching and interchange if information of plant physiology in New Zealand. The site has information on: members, conferences, AGMs, newsletter and links.
- New Zealand Tree Crops Association
About the association. Includes information about crops and bees. Some information only available to members.
- New Zealand wine and grape industry
New Zealand Winegrowers was established in March 2002 and aims to represent, promote and research the national and international interests of the New Zealand wine industry. The site provides a guide to New Zealand wineries, wine styles, and wine regions, and includes Wine Institute press releases and news, statistics, annual report, and wine related links.
- Newsletter / Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden Inc
Newsletter of the Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden, covering Friends events, activities, and the Garden and related individuals. Issues are available in full-text.
- Nursery world : gateway to the New Zealand nursery industry
Directory of plants, seeds and garden products from over 5000 New Zealand nursery and garden industry companies.
- NZ gardens online
A comprehensive gardening site featuring an online garden gallery, gardens to visit, events, mail order nurseries, monthly garden notes, the rose garden, interactive noticeboard, native plants, garden products and services on the internet, and extensive links to other gardening sites.
- NZ Plant Conservation Network
NZPCN aims to promote indigenous plant conservation in New Zealand and protect and restore New Zealand's indigenous plant life and their natural habitats and associate species. Includes threatened plants index and database of plant information with images.
- NZ plant pics : quality images of New Zealand garden plants/ by Paul Ashford
Landscape planting designers site providing images of plants often showing the shape of the whole plant for landscaping purposes. Searchable by category or alphabetically with botanical and common names provided.
- NZ Sports Turf Institute : [web site]
An independent, industry-funded advisory service. For professional advice for your playing surface or home lawn, or if you simply want to find out more about the turf industry and what services NZSTI can offer, the web site will point you in the right direction. Includes classified advertisements.
- NZ walnut site / Walnut Industry Group
Describes the work of the NZ WIG to promote the walnut industry in New Zealand. Includes a manual for growers, newsletters, walnut industry research, standards and a forum.
- Olives New Zealand
Website for members of Olives NZ providing information for olive growers and people in the olive oil industry. Includes information on events, discussion group forums, the history of the industry and recipes.
The Orchardist is a magazine aimed at the fruitgrowing industry, with a particular emphasis on information of immediate use to growers, such as scientific and technical articles. It also covers marketing and export developments, fruitgrowing industry news, political and legislative developments, and profiles of fruitgrowers and fruitgrowing regions. Contents pages and abstracts of recent issues are available.
OFNZ site outlines organic principles and the practise of organic gardening and farming in New Zealand has links to branch sites.
- Permaculture in New Zealand
Information about PiNZ (formerly the Permaculture Institute of New Zealand) with resources on permaculture, forums, a blog, and news and events.
- PickNZ : working adventures in New Zealand
Information for about seasonal horticultural work in New Zealand. Includes information about local accomodation and guidelines for employers who are seeking seasonal workers.
- Plant Variety Rights Office
The Plant Variety Rights Office administers the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 under which grants of plant variety rights may be issued to breeders for their new plant varieties. The site provides access to the Plant Variety Rights Act, an informative guide to Plant Variety Rights, the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights Journal, and searching of Plant Variety Rights (updated nightly). Plant Variety Rights applicants can access the necessary application forms and a schedule of fees, and full contact details for the Plant Variety Rights Office are provided.
- Potatoes New Zealand : [web site] : growing together
Provides information for potato growers on events and conferences, research, marketing, and seed potato certification. Includes newsletters and publications.
- Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust Inc.
Pukeiti is a 320 hectare rainforest property adjacent to Egmont National Park, south of New Plymouth, which specialises in growing rhododendrons. It offers wedding and conference facilities, with the gardens & a cafe open to the public (opening hours given, plus seasonal flowering guide). Provides links to a selection of other garden websites.
- Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture : [website]
The web site provides information on the Institute's activities and access to the Notable Trees Register. An image gallery of New Zealand plants and a selection of full text articles is also available. Includes access to databases of significant New Zealand plant collections and private and public gardens to visit.
- Science behind your garden
Resource for home gardeners, intended to provide an understanding of the science behind gardening. Takes an integrated approach that aims to manage the garden in balance with the environment. Covers: soil, turf, fruit, ornamentals and vegetables. Incorporated material originally developed by the former New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research Limited and the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand and others
Introduces the environment of the Taranaki Region and provides information on some of the common and important plants found in the Region. Site developed by the Taranaki Regional Council with a bequest from the former mayor of Stratford, Mr Percy Thomson.
- Tree cropper
The Tree Cropper is published by the New Zealand Tree Crops Association and its home page contains the covers and contents pages of recent issues and an index to articles. Some articles available in full-text to members of the Association.
- Tree matters : the magazine of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association
Official publication of the NZAA, the key industry organisation that educates people in all aspects of arboriculture in New Zealand. Issues available in full-text.
- Weed index
An illustrated list of weeds sorted by common names and by botanical names, with information on identification, impact on the environment and management.
- What's new in biological control of weeds?
Newsletter published by Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, covering the development of sustainable biological control solutions for weed problems, and the impacts of invasive weeds. Issues are available in full-text.
- Wines and wineries of New Zealand
Information on wines and wineries of New Zealand including wine tours, online wine shops and New Zealand fruit wine, mead and cider makers.
Provides information and links to some of New Zealand's wines and wineries, and provides links to each of New Zealand's main wine producing regions.
- Wise up to weeds!
Published by Manaaki Whenua Lnadcare Research, Wise up to Weeds! is a review of news about weeds in the New Zealand environment. All issues are available in full-text.
- Zespri life : the e-zine for good living everyday
Information about Zespri International which is owned by more than 2500 New Zealand kiwifruit growers. Buyers, sellers and distributors of New Zealand kiwifruit. Information about the company, types of kiwifruit, nutritional information, recipes, includes a section for children.