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The katipo spider of New Zealand has attained much notoriety in this country and elsewhere when poisonous spiders are discussed. It is, however, evident that many of the popular beliefs concerning this spider in New Zealand ...
The following investigations were carried out when the writer was research assistant to the Research Expeditions sent to Western Samoa in 1953 and 1954 by the Medical Research Council of New Zealand. The members of these ...
Toheroa (Paphies ventricosum) is widely regarded as the national shellfish, yet since the early 1900s toheroa have been disappearing from the beaches of New Zealand. Despite 20 years of a ban on harvesting, the population ...