World’s Rarest Given Kiwi Name

A grove of one of the world’s rarest trees has been named after NZ plant conservation scientist David Given. The Wollemi Pine, believed to be extinct until re-discovered in Australia’s Blue Mountains in 1994, is a close relative to the NZ Kauri. The grove of five trees – christened the David Given collection- was auctioned at Sotheby’s in October.


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PM Jacinda Ardern Inspires Across Planet

PM Jacinda Ardern Inspires Across Planet

March is National Women’s History Month in the US and Washington state newspaper, the Chinook Observer, salutes several outstanding women, including our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. The Observer’s Robert Brake writes: “I extend kudos to…