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    July newsletter

    A midge eating myrtle rust, new research investment, Matariki celebrations, plus all the conferences you can ask for!

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    How Did Konini Primary Celebrate Matariki?

    Toitū te Ngahere is a project exploring art in schools for ngahere ora (forest health). Using the processes inherent in art making, Toitū te Ngahere empowers tamariki to develop and tell stories about their own relationships with local ecosystems. This year, three classes at Konini Primary curated art and performance to share with their community at their Matariki celebration.

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  • Gall mite

    New gall midge eats the fungus that causes myrtle rust

    A new species of gall midge, Mycodiplosis constricta, has been described. Taxonomists and entomologists may be excited to know that this is the first described species of Mycodiplosis recorded from New Zealand. For the rest of us, the most interesting thing about this species is what it feeds on: the urediniospores of Austropuccinia psidii, the fungus that causes myrtle rust.

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