Kiwi Culture in Bloom

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum held a ‘New Zealand Day’ in May, to “celebrate the mix of culture and botanical diversity of NZ through music, against the backdrop of its various plant collections.” Events included food and wine tastings, a lecture on the traditional use of plants by Maori, and performances by Hera Black-Taute and Mareta Taute, instrument specialist Richard Nunns, and the Waita Choir. The Santa Cruz Arboretum holds the largest collection of native NZ plants outside of Aotearoa.


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John Edwards Named UK’s Information Commissioner

John Edwards Named UK’s Information Commissioner

British MPs have approved New Zealander John Edwards as next Information Commissioner for the UK, Jamie Harris reports for the Evening Standard. Edwards faced questions from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport…