Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Participating schools

Halswell Domain
Halswell Domain field trip

Visited 23rd May 2019

Rudolf Steiner School students
Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School, Canterbury

Visited 11th April 2019

Leeston Consolidated School, Canterbury.
Leeston Consolidated School, Canterbury

Visited 10th April 2019

Greymouth High School students
Greymouth High School, Westland

Visited 28th February 2019

Paroa School
Paroa School, Westland

Visited 26th February 2019

Heathcote Valley School
Heathcote Valley School, Canterbury

Visited 6th and 15th November 2018

Wakaaranga School
Wakaaranga Primary School, Auckland

Visited 18–19th October 2018

Manuka School
Manuka Primary School, Auckland

Visited 17th October 2018

Halswell School
Halswell School, Canterbury

Visited 21st June, 28th June, and 5th July 2018

View from the shore behind Takapuna Grammar School
Takapuna Grammar, Auckland

Visited 1st March 2018

Examining herbarium specimens
Kaniere visit Lincoln

On 17th August 2017, students from Kaniere School visited our research centre at Lincoln.

Students examining herbarium specimens
Curious Minds visit Lincoln

On 8th and 9th December 2016, students from five of the schools participating in 'War against Weeds' won trips to our Lincoln site, and visited the herbarium and harakeke collection.

TKKM School
TKKM O Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti, Gisborne

We visited TKKM o Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti from the 30th November to 2nd December 2016.

Mission Heights Junior College, Auckland
Mission Heights Junior College, Auckland

Visited 9-10th November 2016

Mt Albert Grammar School, Auckland
Mt Albert Grammar, Auckland

Visited 26-27th October 2016

Kaniere School, Westland
Kaniere School, Westland

Visited 19-20th October 2016

Franz Josef School, Westland
Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Schools, Westland

We met both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier Schools on 18th October 2016.

Haast School, Westland

Visited 11-12th October 2016

Hokitika Primary School
Hokitika Primary, Westland

Visited 14th September 2016

Whataroa School, Westland
Whataroa School, Westland

Visited 12-13th September 2016

Weed observations made by schools

Plant observations - mainly weeds - made by New Zealand school students are listed in an umbrella project on iNaturalist NZ. This project aggregates individual school projects.

Expressions of interest for 2018–2019

The following schools have expressed their interest in our programme.


  • Chelsea Primary School
  • Dawson Primary School
  • Pukekohe East School
  • Sandspit Road School
  • Stonefields School
  • Sunnyhills Primary School
  • Tamaki College


  • Lincoln Primary School
  • Lyttelton Primary School
  • Mount Hutt College
  • Queenspark School
  • Shirley Boys High School
  • South Brighton School
  • Weedons School


  • Te Waha O Rerekohu Area School


  • Rawhitiroa School

Hawke's Bay:

  • Tikokino School

Kapiti coast:

  • Kapanui School
  • Ōtaki College
  • Raumati South School


  • Ross School

Involve your school

If you would like your school to be involved for 2018–2019 or want more information about the ‘Winning the War against Weeds’ and ‘The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa’ projects please contact:

Murray Dawson  
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

Phone: (03) 321 9645

Hugh Gourlay
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

Phone: (03) 321 9683