Story: Weeds of agriculture



Titirangi gardener Euan Macduff peers out from a mass of agapanthus flower heads. Agapanthus is popular in gardens, but in 2006 was added to the list of plants banned by the Auckland Regional Council. Biosecurity New Zealand was looking to make this a national ban in 2007. The aim was to limit its spread from gardens into native forest. Auckland city is reputed to have over 200 weed species.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 30 January 2006
Photograph by Glenn Jeffrey

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Legislation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008