About the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

The NZPCN was established in 2003 and has since grown to more than 800 members worldwide. The Networks vision is that “the rich, diverse and unique native plant life of New Zealand is recognised, cherished and restored”.

Our biennial conferences are highly regarded as the best place to meet people who are passionate about plant conservation and to network and collaborate on shared issues and challenges. Our website along with our newsletter, Trilepedia, are leading sources of information about native plants and their conservation in New Zealand, receiving over 800,000 page views per year. Contact:

About the Australasian Systematic Botany Society

With over 300 members, the Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS) is an incorporated association of people with professional and amateur interests in Australasian systematic botany. The aim of the Society is to promote the study of plant systematics in Australasia.

Plant systematics includes taxonomy and nomenclature, and is the science that unravels the relationships and evolutionary history of the flora. It provides the framework for all comparative biology and is essential for the identification and conservation of threatened species, the management of native vegetation, and the detection of naturalised species.

For more information, see the ASBS website or email us at

Collecting plant material in New Zealand

If you are planning on collecting plant material while you are in New Zealand please make sure you have appropriate permissions and permits. Permission to collect plant material must be granted by the relevant land owner or manager. Check this useful website for determining whether a specific locality is on Public Conservation Land.

Issuing permits to collect plant material from public conservation land can take months to process. We suggest that you begin an application process at least 4–5 months in advance.

In the Wellington region the land manager is likely to be the Department of Conservation, Greater Wellington Regional Council or Wellington City Council.

Information about permits to collect plant material on public land in the Wellington region can be accessed via their respective websites.

Plant descriptions and distribution data can be accessed on the NZPCN website.

Please contact the organising committee for any further advice regarding collecting plant material.

Conference Code of Conduct

In the interests of all participants and supporters of this conference, and as guests of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, we are dedicated to creating a positive, supportive and rewarding experience for everyone involved in this conference. We invite you to read through our Conference Code of Conduct, and think about how you can contribute to a positive and supportive conference environment.