Ferns and lycophytes

... become pervasive as a symbol of New Zealand identity. The fern motif is featured in commercial logos, creative design, and on national ... part of the country’s cultural and natural history. Silver fern koru Ferns in New Zealand New Zealand has 194 native species ...

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Tree ferns

... ponga ferns, growing 5–20 metres high. Whekī (rough tree fern) has peg-like extensions marking where old fronds have fallen off, and is ... used for walls, and the fronds for roofs. Ponga Ponga (silver fern) grows in the North Island and the east and north of the South ...

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Ferns in New Zealand culture

... chemicals and should be avoided. More of a delicacy was king fern or para ( Marattia salicina ), which was cultivated for its tuberous ... products. One of the most enduring is Fernleaf butter. Silver fern Today’s New Zealand Post uses the silver fern for marketing ...

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Ferns and lycophytes in New Zealand

... worldwide, but is fairly typical of temperate floras. Rich fern floras are found in tropical countries. New Zealand’s tropical ... ) are the tallest, growing to over 20 metres. Silver fern or ponga ( C. dealbata ) is readily distinguished by the ... ) are the tallest, growing to over 20 metres. Silver fern or ponga ( C. dealbata ) is readily distinguished by the ...

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Netball

... originated as women’s basketball. National team the Silver Ferns have been world champions four times – and arch-rivals Australia ... by New Zealand and Australia. The national team, the Silver Ferns, have been world champions four times, and were Commonwealth Games ...

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Sport and the nation

... in Māori culture overseas, and was the first team to use a silver fern on a black background. This has became a common feature of New Zealand ...

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Flags

... new national flag, with suggestions including koru, kiwi and silver ferns. Tino rangatiratanga and New Zealand flags New Zealand has ... for the current flag in preference to the Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) flag which they had chosen from among five ...

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New Zealand identity

... official or informal. They include: the Southern Cross the silver fern kiwi sheep gumboots. New Zealand identity New Zealand identity ...

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Motor sport

... are the Rally of New Zealand, Targa New Zealand rally and Silver Fern rally. Speedway Speedway races are usually held on an oval dirt ...

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Nation and government

... today is often sung in Māori as well. Like the emblematic silver fern, it symbolises the emergence of a distinctive, independent democracy in ...

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Habitat

... is the natural environment of filmy ferns, hen and chickens fern ( Asplenium bulbiferum ), gully fern ( Pneumatopteris pennigera ... dampness of the soil has a bearing on which species grow. Silver tree fern ( Cyathea dealbata ) and crown fern ( Blechnum ...

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New Zealand netball stars

... been repeatedly honoured in the annual Halberg Awards. The Silver Ferns were named the Team of the Year in 1987 and 2003, and New Zealand ... of the Year. The 2003 supreme Halberg Award went to the Silver Ferns for their world-championship-winning performance in Jamaica. In ...

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