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The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 66
June 2016

Editorial - 4
Whakamarama Wetlands - Kerry Jones - 6
Ngamarama Loop Track - Gael Donaghy and Graeme Jane  - plus species list - 9
Whakaumu (Military) Track - Gael Donaghy and Graeme Jane - plus species list - 13
Plants naturally arising in my garden - Graeme Jane - 19
Wild wattles in the Bay of Plenty - Elizabeth Miller - 27
Buried Blechnums - Nick Miller - 38
Trip Programme 2016 - 41

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 65
December 2015

Editorial - 4
Presidents Report 2015 - 5
Minutes of the Annual Meeting 2015 - 7
Financial Summary for the year ending 31st May 2015 - 9
Rotoma Scenic Reserve Field Trip - J.F.F. Hobbs - plus species list - 10
Papamoa Hills Field Trip - Gael Donaghy and Graeme Jane - plus species list - 17
A mainland population of yellow-flowered Pohutukawa, Metrosideros Excelsa Var. Aurea - Nick and Elizabeth Miller - 22
Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 25
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 26
Manganuku Stream and Waioeka Gorge nature walk - Mike Butcher - plus species list (Jane and Donaghy) - 27
Book Review - Nick Miller - 33
Imaging specimens at the National Forestry  Herbarium - Wendy Allen - 34
Field trip along the Waiotahi Sand Dunes to the Waiokea River and Huntress Creek Wetlands - Sarah Beadel - plus species list - 36
East Cape field camp - 31 October - 2 November 2015 - Graeme Jane and Gael Donaghy - plus species list - 43
Thrice in a blue moon - A brief diversion into entomology - Nick Miller - 53
Trip Programme 2016 - 55

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 64
June 2015

Editorial - 4
Lake Surprise Trip (Tongariro National Park) - Mike Butcher - 5
Mt Tarawera Ruawahia Dome (wilding confier field trip 2015)  - Paul Cashmore  - 9
Waikorapa Bush Covenant, Waikite Field Trip - Paul Cashmore - 17
Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - Mistletoe Monitoring Report Published - 25
Dwarf Swamp Musk (Mazus novaezeelandiae) - Excitement in a paddock at Waihau Bay - Elizabeth Miller - 29
Trip Programme 2015 - 34

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 63
December 2014

Editorial - 4
Minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting - 5
Presidents Report 2014 - 8
Financial Summary for the year ending 31st May 2014 - 10
Acceptance of taxonomic changes - Graeme Jane - 11
Name changes affectiong plants of the Bay of Plenty between 2009 and 2014 - Elizabeth Miller and John F.F. Hobbs - 16
Lindermans Road trip - G. Donaghy & G. Jane - plus species list - 18
Wairere Falls trip - G. Donaghy and G. Jane - plus species list - 28
Maketu Spit - Sarah Beadel - plus species list - 32
Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 39
Lake Maraetai Field trip - W.B. Shaw - 40
Plant identification - do we make too many assumptions in the field? - J F.F. Hobbs - 44
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 46
Trip Programme 2015 - 47

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 62
June 2014

Editorial - 4
Galatea Foot Hills Track - Graeme T. Jane - plus species list - 5
Field trip to Umurua Scenic Reserve - John F.F. Hobbs - plus species list  - 13
Mt Tarawera wilding conifer field trip - Paul B. Cashmore - plus species list - 22
Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 29
Field trip to Mt Tawhiuau, Galatea Foothills - Paul B. Cashmore - plus species list - 30
The National Forestry Herbarium online database: updated and with new functionalities - Matt Buys - 40
Latest assessment of conservation status of New Zealand vascular plants - what does it mean for the Bay of Plenty - Elizabeth Miller - 44
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 48
Trip Programme 2014 - 49

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 61
December 2013

Editorial - 4
Minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting - 5
Treasurer's Report - 7
Presidents Report 2013 - 8
Waiotahi Spit and Tirohanga Wetland trips - 7 July 2013 - 10
East Cape Trip # 7
- Day 1: Hukutaia Domain, Opotiki - Paul Cashmore - 16
- Day 2: Opakoko Bush - Paul Cashmore - 19
Species list - G. Jane, G. Donaghy & J.F.F. Hobbs - 22
- Day 3: Houpoto Forest and Wetland - Paul Cashmore - 27,32
Species lists - Graeme Jane & Gael Donaghy - 29, 35
Galaxy Road North Block, Forest and Wetland Trip
- Paul Cashmore - 37
- Species list - Kerry Jones - 41
Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 45
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 46
Trip Programme 2013 - 47

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 60
June 2013

Editorial - 4
Upper Rangitaiki Wetlands and Frost Flats plus species list - 5
Crater Block conservation area field trip plus species list - 12
Update on the Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project 2013 - 20
Recently vouchered new species for the Rotorua Ecological District - 24
East Cape Trip, 2012 - Day 1: Cape Runaway area plus species list - 27
East Cape Trip, 2012 - Day 2: Two Rawea Stream Wetlands, Torere plus species list - 34
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 42
Trip Programme 2013 - 44

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 59
December 2012

Editorial - 4
Minutes of the 2012 Annual General Meeting - 6
Presidents Report 2012 - 9
Financial Report - 12
Obituary : Sir John Smith-Dodsworth - 13
Structure, Composition and Dynamics of Metrosideros Excelsa (Pohutukawa) Forest, Bay of Plenty - 14
Under-Collected areas in the Bay of Plenty - 23
Te Tuhi Trip - 35
Matawhara bluff field Trip (and species list) - 38
Lake Atiamuri Field Trip (and species list) - 44
Waewaetutuki Wetland (and species list) - 53
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 65
Trip Programme 2013 - 68

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 58
June 2012

Editorial - 4
Obituary - James Bruce Irwin - 5
Why collection numbers are a good thing - 7
Whenuakura Plains trip report (plus species list) - 10
Paeroa Water Reserve trip report (plus species list) - 17
Tukainuka Scenic Reserve, Waiotahi Valley field trip (plus species list) - 24
Tongatongarerewa Mire field trip (plus species list) - 34
Pokopoko Scenic Reserve field trip (plus species list) - 47
Little Waihi Estuary Islands field trip (plus species list) - 52
News from the Committee - 57
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 58
Trip Programme 2012 - 61

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 57
December 2011

Editorial - 4
Minutes of the 2011 Annual General Meeting - 5
Presidents Report 2011 - 7
Financial Report - 10
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 12
Update on Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 14
Mark Dean - 2011 Loder Cup Winner - 16
Ohiwa and Oscar Reeve Scenic Reserve Field Trip (plus species lists) - 18
Winter Expedition to Tirohanga (plus species list) - 28
Field trip to the Rotoma Hills (plus species lsit) - 36
Lake Okaro Reserve (plus species list) - 43
News from the Committee - 48
Trip Programme 2012 - 51

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 56
June 2011

Editorial - 4
National Forestry Herbarium - End of an Era - 5
John Nicholls Memorial Research Grant - 7
Whangaparoa Dunes and Whanarua Bay Scenic Reserve Field Trip - 9
Ohope Scenic Reserve Wetland and foray into the Waiotane Scenic Reserve - 23
Mimiha Stream Headwaters - 36
Hamurana Road Bush - 44
Omaio Bay - 52
Oruaiti Bay Area - 60
Trip Programme 2011 - 68

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 55
December 2010

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society Minutes from the 2010 Annual General Meeting - 5
President's Report 2010 - 8
Treasurer's Report for Year Ending 31 May 2010 - 11
Obituary : John Nicholls - 14
Charmichael Reserve Field Trip (plus Species List) - 15
Bowentown Heads and Athenree Sand Dunes Field Trip (plus Species List) - 22
Mangapouri Scenic Reserve Field Trikp (plus Species List) - 38
Pataua Island Scientific Reserve and Opotiki Domain Field Trip (plus Species List) - 46
Recently Vouchered New Species for the Rotorua Ecological District - 55
Update on Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 56
Trip Programme 2011 - 59

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 54
June 2010

Editorial - 4
Tarawera Falls Conservation Week Field Trip - 5
Field Trip to the Pongakawa Ecological Area - 14
Update on Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 21
Pahiko - Waiorongomai Valley Trip - 25
Recently Vouchered New Species for the Rotorua Ecological District - 31
Scenic Reserves of the Motu Road Field Trip - 33
Marawaiwai Scenic Reserve, Opotiki Field Trip - 47
Checklist of Vascular Plants of the Waiohau Conservation Area - 57
Trip Programme 2010 - 64

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 53
December 2009

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society Minutes From
The 2009 Annual General Meeting - 5
President’s Report 2009 - 7
Treasurer’s Report For The Year Ending 31 May 2009 - 9
First Definitive List Of Bay Of Plenty Vascular Flora Published - 11
Vegetation And Flora Of Broadlands Block Reserve, Waihi Beach - 15
Wairoa Stream To First Main Ford - 22
Field Trip To Matakana Island - 27
Notes On Fungi From Matakana Island - 41
Ngatamahinerua Plateau, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park - 44
Lake Matahina Field Trip - 54
Trip Programme 2010 - 67

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter no. 52
June 2009

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society 25th Anniversary Celebrations - 5
Update on Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 17
Motuotau (Rabbit) Island Scenic Reserve - An update - 19
A note on the current known distribution of paronychia brasiliana dc. (Brazilian Whitlow) in New Zealand - 25
New naturalised or casual vascular plant
Records for New Zealand from the National Forestry Herbarium - 29
Field trip to the Waiohau Conservation Area - 33
A trip to the Chatham Islands - 35
Trip programme - 44

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter no. 51
December 2008

Editorial 4
Rotorua Botanical Society minutes from The 2008 Annual General Meeting - 5
President's Report 2008 - 8
Treasurer's report for the financial
Year ending 31 May 2008 - 10
Botanical Society elects new life members - 14
Chris Ecroyd - life member of Rotorua Botanical Society - 15
Conservation week celebrates the opening of the Okareka Mistletoe Walk - 17
Update on Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 20
Tutukau block visit and Kemp Rd Bush Dactylanthus discovery - 23
Excursion to Ohope Scenic Reserve - 37
Conservation Week trip to the Fitzgerald Glade (Tukorehe Scenic Reserve) - 50
Trip programme - 56

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 50
May 2008

Guest Editorial - 4
Botanising By Boat On Lake Rotoehu - 6
Lake Rotokawa (The One Near Taupo) - 10
Kakahu Stream, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park - 16
John Nicholls (MNZM) Life Member Of Rotorua Botanical Society - 25
Vegetation And Flora Of Volkner Rocks (Te Paepae Aotea) And Club Rock Revisited - 28
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 34
"Moawhitu", D'urville Island - 36
Bryophytes Recorded On Mt Ngongotaha - 44
Tom Moss Student Award In Bryology - 45
New Book Natural History Of Rangitoto Island - 46
Trip Programme - 47

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 49
December 2007

Editorial - 4
Annual General Meeting Minutes - 5
Presidents Report 2006-7 - 9
Ngongotaha Stream Headwaters - 10
Kohi Point Field Trip - 17
Tarawera Scenic Reserve - A Foray Into The Lakelet District Between Lakes Okataina And Tarawera - 29
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 32
Field Trip To Opape And Whanarua, B.O.P. East Coast - 34
Trip Programme - 46

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 48
May 2007

Editorial - 4
Vegetation and Flora of Two Indigenous Forest Remnant in Whakarewarewa Forest - Kakapiko Bush and Moerangi Bush - 5
Dickies Flat Trip Report 2006 - 16
Astelia Grandis - A New Species for the Rotorua Lakes Ecological District - 25
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 27
Ngatamahinerua At Last (But not without Casualties) - 29
Oruatewehi Revisited - 20 Years On - 33
Carex Berggrenii Revisited - 37
A Note from The Treasurer - 38
Trip Programme - 40

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 47
December 2006

Editorial - 4
Minutes From The 2006 AGM - 5
President's Report 2006 - 7
Te Pu (Roy Rd) Wetlands Field Trip - 9
Twenty X Twenty Metre Plotting On Mt Ngongotaha - One Down, Twenty-Four To Go - 21
Botanical Expedition To Mt Tauhara - 30
National Forestry Herbarium (NZFRI) News - 40
Newsletters And Journals-Held By RBS At The National Forestry Herbarium - 41
Field Trip To Maungakakaramea (Rainbow Mountain) - 42
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration
Project - 51
Carex Berggrenii Petrie - A New Northern Limit - 54
Trip Programme - 58

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 46
May 2006

Editorial - 4
Arahaki Lagoon Revisited - 5
Recent Botanical Society News From The Committee - 14
Obituary - Elizabeth Madgwick - 16
Waikareiti - Manuoha Waitangi Weekend Trip 2006 - 17
Kaimai Ranges 20 Years Or More On - Some Impressions - 23
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 27
Botanical Society Wins Weedbusters Award!! - 28
Carex Cirrhosa At Blue Lake - Or Not? - 31
Addendum - 36
Cheeseman Symposium November 2006 - 38
Trip Programme - 42

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 45
December 2005

Editorial 4
Rotorua Botanical Society - Minutes Of The 2005 AGM- 5
Presidents Report 2004-5 - 6
Financial Statements 2004-2005 - 9
Lake Rerewhakaaitu Field Trip - 10
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 24
Northern Mamaku Lagoons - 27
Cheeseman Symposium November 2006 - 38
Trip Programme 40

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 44
May 2005

Editorial - 4
Matea Road Wetland, Rangitaiki - 5
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 10
Fort Galatea Wetlands - 12
Arahaki Lagoon Field Trip - 21
Waione And Taahau Frost Flats, Whirinaki Forest Park - 27
A Season Of Interesting Threatened Plant Discoveries In Whirinaki Forest Park - 30
Roydon Downs Scenic Reserve Field Trip - 35
Trip Programme - 42

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 43
December 2004

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society Minutes From The 2004 AGM - 5
Presidents Report 2003-4 - 7
Financial Statements 2002-2003 - 10
Financial Statements 2003-2004 - 12
John Nicholls Awarded Member Of The New Zealand Order Of Merit (Mnzm) - 14
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 16
New Newsletter Index Produced For Newsletters 1-42 - 19
Aongatete Loop Track - 21
A Note On The Mistletoe Ileostylus Micranthus In The Kaharoa Area - 31
Mauao (Mount Maunganui) - 35
Upper Utuhina Stream Field Trip 51
Trip Programme - 58

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 42
May 2004

Editorial 4
Tihia Field Trip - 5
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 19
A Note On The Lake Okareka Marginal Strip - 21
Easter Excursion To The East Coast - 31
Notes From Forest Research Herbarium - 45
Trip Programme - 49

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 41
December 2003

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society Minutes From The 2003 AGM - 5
Presidents Report 2002-03 - 8
Talk By Dr Fayla Schwartz, Everett Community College, Washington, Usa. - 11
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project - 12
Correction - 14
Back Issues Of The Rotorua Botanical Society Newsletter Available While Stocks Last - 16
The Henderson Tram Loop - 18
"Skyland" - A Lowland Remnant - 28
Bluff Stream Kauri Loop, Waitawheta Valley Field Trip - 38
A Note On The Millar Road Wetland - 52
Trip Programme - 57

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 40
May 2003

Editorial - 4
Lake Rotoiti Excursion - 5
Recent Botanical Society News From The Committee - 14
Waikite Valley Field Trip - 17
Books For Sale - Forest Research - 20
Exotic Trees That Survived The Tarawera Eruption 1886 - 23
Conserving Native Plants For The 22nd Century - 25
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Established - 28
Trip Programme - 29
The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 39
January 2003
Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society Minutes From The 2002 AGM - 5
Presidents Report 2002 - 9
Update On Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project Inaugural Weed Control Work Day - 12
Okareka Mistletoe Restoration Project Statement Of Objectives - 15
Books For Sale - Forest Research - 18
An Ectomycorrhizal Association With Prostrate Kanuka On Geothermal Soils - 22
Northern Kaingaroa Forest And Bird Field Trip - 41
Field Trip To Iwitahi Orchid Reserve - 49
Trip Programme - 51

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 38
May 2002

Editorial - 4
Update On Proposal For The Rotorua Botanical Society To "Adopt" A Natural Area For Management - 5
Pukahunui Valley Field Trip - 8
A Resurvey Of The Mistletoes Ileostylus Micranthus And Tupeia Antarctica In The Bay Of Plenty - 12
Recent Botanical Society News From The Committee - 32
Maleme Bush Scenic Reserve Field Trip - 34
Wellington Botanical Society Summer Camp In BOP - 42
Trip Programme - 45

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 37
January 2002

Editorial 4
Minutes From The 2001 AGM - 5
President's Report 2001 - 9
Financial Reports - 12
Proposal For The Rotorua Botanical Society To "Adopt" A Natural Area For Management - 14
A Rose By Any Other Name ... - 27
Sentinal Rock, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park - 29
Correspondence - Botany, The Japanese Way - 30
Obituary - Pauline Mayhill - 31Snippets From The Lake Okataina Scenic Reserve- 32
Rbs Student Research Grant - 34
Trip Programme - 37

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 36
May 2001

Editorial - 4
Vascular Plants Of The Lake Okataina And Waione Block Scenic Reserves - 5
Field Trip To Te Ngae Tawa Forest Remnant And Kahikatea Stand - 33
Mokoia Island Field Trip - 48
Recent Botanical Society News From The Committee - 53
Ohiwa Harbour And Waiotahi Spit Field Trip - 54
RBS Student Research Grant - 65
Peperomia Tetraphylla (Forst.F.) Hook. & Arn.- Four Records From The Western Bay Of Plenty - 68
Snippets From Lake Okataina Scenic Reserve - 70
Trip Programme - 72

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 35
January 2001

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society AGM Minutes - 5
President's Report 2000 - 8
Financial Statements - 11
Some Thoughts On The Future Of The Botanical Society - 13
Recent Botanical Society News From The Committee - 14
RBS Student Research Grant - 15
Vegetation And Flora Of Matata Scenic Reserve - 18
Parimahana Scenic Reserve Field Trip - 41
Otawa Trig - 45
Trip Programme - 47

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 34
May 2000

Editorial - 4
Mt Tarawera Field Trip - 5
Putauaki Field Trip - 7
Matata Scenic Reserve Field Trip - 23
Notes On The Flora Of The Forest Research Central Experimental Block, Mamaku Plateau - 26
Notes On The Flora Of The Chatham, Bounty And Antipodes Islands - 29
Trip Programme - 36

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 33
December 1999

Editorial - 4
Presidents Report For The AGM - 5
Financial Statements - 7
RBS Student Research Grant - 9
Field Trip To The Plot Road Wetland And Whirinaki Bog, Southern Kaingaroa - 12
Field Trip To Aislabie's Block (Kaharoa Forest Conservation Area) - 25
Blue Lake And Lake Okareka Threatened Plants - 35
Northern Kaimai Field Trip - 39
Bowentown Heads And Sand Dunes - 49
Podocarpus Nivalis Circum-Central North Island - 51
Trip Programme - 58

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 32
May 1999

Editorial - 4
Rotorua Botanical Society Student Research Grant - 5
Local News Waikato Botsoc Reformed - 7
Urchin, Northern Kaimanawas - 9
Hukutaia Domain, Opotiki - An Update - 14
Cabbage Tree Comeback - 16
Trip Programme - 24

The Rotorua Botanical Society
Newsletter No. 31
October 1998

Editorial - 4
Flax Swamp On Oruanui Rd. - 5
Lagoon Rd. Field Trip And Herbarium Visit - 8
Papamoa Dunes - 12Kuirau Park And Sulphur Bay - 16
Recent Name Changes Of Native Ferns, Trees, Shrubs, And Woody Climbers - 31
Cyberbotany - 43
Plants Required To Complete Proposed Third Volume Of Eagles Trees And Shrubs Of N.Z. - 46
Mistflower In The Bay Of Plenty - 51