Going Native: Making Use of New Zealand Plants

A new book was launched yesterday in Christchurch by Canterbury University Press. The book entitled ‘Going Native – Making Use of New Zealand plants’ was edited by Ian Spellerberg and David Given and has chapters written by many contributors including Colin Meurk, Martin Conway, Mark Dean, Sue Sheele, Peter de Lange and Philip Simpson many of whom are Network members. The subject of the chapters includes traditional plant use by maori, native plants for shelter, restoration planting in schools and there is also a chapter providing advice on suitable native plants for the garden. Order forms for the book can be downloaded from the publications area of the Network website or by contacting Kaye Godfrey at Canterbury University Press (email: kaye.godfrey@canterbury.ac.nz, Tel: + 64 3 364-2914).