The Detail's Long Read: Jungle Warfare

From The Detail, 5:00 am on 1 April 2023

This is The Detail's Long Read - one in-depth story read by us every weekend.

A lush gulley filled with weeds.

An undisclosed location in Auckland covered in weeds. Photo: Adrian Malloch / New Zealand Geographic

This week, it's Jungle Warfare, written by Ellen Rykers and published in New Zealand Geographic's March/April 2023 edition.

You can find the full article, with photos by Adrian Malloch, here.

Hundreds of pest plant species—many of them garden escapees—run rampant in New Zealand’s biggest city. It’s thought Auckland has more invasive plant species than any other in the world. Now, its citizens are fighting back.

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