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#1 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 12:19 PM

Hi all,
For those that dont know me my name is Michael and I have just set up a new website for the New Zealand Palm and Cycad Society (PACSONZ). It has been up and running for 3+ months now and I thought it was time to list it here.

The site is focused mainly towards growing Palms in the climate of New Zealand, but has much more than that, and much more still to come when I have time to load it all up.

The only palm native to NZ is the Nikau palm (Rhopalostylis sapida) which many are familair with in one form or another. The site has little on Nikau as of yet, but stay tuned for LOTS of photos of these palms in habitat and private displays.
I will keep you posted...

The website link is below
Thanks.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:10 PM


(Caryota_gigas @ Aug. 31 2007,04:19)
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Hi all,
For those that dont know me my name is Michael and I have just set up a new website for the New Zealand Palm and Cycad Society (PACSONZ). It has been up and running for 3+ months now and I thought it was time to list it here.

The site is focused mainly towards growing Palms in the climate of New Zealand, but has much more than that, and much more still to come when I have time to load it all up.

The only palm native to NZ is the Nikau palm (Rhopalostylis sapida) which many are familair with in one form or another. The site has little on Nikau as of yet, but stay tuned for LOTS of photos of these palms in habitat and private displays.
I will keep you posted...

The website link is below
Thanks.[/quote]
Nice site, good luck.
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#3 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:01 AM

Its been 6 months now and I havent got all the Nikau stuff finalized yet, but the first ever PACSONZ website competition is now online and will run until December 31st. The Competition details and Prizes can be found here. The competition is open to both members of the Palm And Cycad Society Of New Zealand, and to non-members worldwide. Everyone is entitled to a maximum of  2 entries. Good Luck! ENTER HERE
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#4 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:10 PM

Well the Nikau (Rhopalostylis) section is now online. It contains photos in habitat (and not) of Rhopalostylis sapida native to New Zealand. There is much more to come, but you can check out whats there so far by clicking here

Below is an odd pic to get you started :D

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#5 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:57 PM

The PACSONZ website now has a New Plymouth page which can be found here
People have been asking me why there is no Auckland section in the 'Places to see palms and cycads' on the PACSONZ site. The Auckland section is under construction and should hopefully be on-line shortly. It contains a lot, and takes a long time to compile all the necessary photos and information.

If you want a sneak peek into this months magazine, click here

www.nzpalmandcycad.com
Michael McCorquindale
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:10 AM

Just wanted you to know that I've visited your site and it's pretty informative.  Thanks for your efforts!

May I suggest a page discussing the various growing climates in NZ with temperature ranges, humidity, rainfall, etc.?
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#7 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 11:04 AM

I will add it to the list, there is still a lot of things I want to do.
There is something close here.
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#8 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:40 PM

Just testing out the new forum
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 06:07 AM

ooops. something's wrong with text styling...

testing

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here

Just testing out the new forum

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#10 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 01:34 PM

Its a bit cumbersome, how are people that dont know how computer code is written meant to get along...

Edited by Caryota_gigas, 20 April 2008 - 01:35 PM.

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#11 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 07:19 PM

Well its been over a year now and Im happy with the way our new website is going... I only wish I had more time to spend on it implementing the many things I still want online.

The New Zealand palm and cycad society also turns 25 this month and to celebrate a meeting was held at Landsendt in Auckland with a good turnout of past members and the palm growers of the future.

There is also a page celebrating the society's first 25 years which can be seen by clicking here.

Why not come have some cake with us.Palm_cake.jpg
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#12 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

The Palm and Cycad Society of New Zealand has nearly reached its 1000th member. To mark this occassion the 1000th member will receive a copy of all available back issues of our quarterly mag. Thats 30+ magazines!
If you wish to find out more about membership just click here
We are also offering Back Issues at 2 for the price of 1 until the end of July. Info on back Issues can be found here
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#13 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:17 PM

If you are planning a trip down to New Zealand, here are some places you can see Palms and Cycads in public places.
More on Auckland coming soon...

CLICK HERE
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#14 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:06 PM

More info on Little Barrier Island has now been added to the PACSONZ website and can be found by clicking here
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#15 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:57 PM

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:35 AM

I've been pretty busy of late, and have not added much new content to the site. There are plenty more habitat areas in New Zealand of Rhopalostylis sapida to go on the site... so stay tuned... until then here is a link to a long suffering R. sapida.
Pic of the week
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#17 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:31 PM

I have finally added a new Nikau page... it can be found by clicking here
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:00 PM

I have finally added a new Nikau page... it can be found by clicking here


Thanks for finding the time to add the Nikau page !
It is great ....

Bob
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:10 PM

The 2009 Netguide Web Awards are now on!

Please help support the PACSONZ website by voting for us in the Best Lifestyle Site, and Best Website Categories.
Just type in nzpalmandcycad.com by clicking here

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Thanks,
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Michael McCorquindale
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#20 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:28 AM

Down under it is currently Winter and the frosts have just begun here in NZ.
Here is a pic I just put on the site of what is soon to be a sorry looking Caryota.
Pic of the week
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#21 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:09 PM

I have just put up a new page on the site of Rhopalostylis baueri in habitat on Norfolk Island. The page can be found here -Norfolk Nikau
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:12 PM

I have just added a new page of Rhopalostylis sapida to the PACSONZ site. It has a random selection of Nikau palms, both in habitat, and landscaping situations
Enjoy!

Random Nikau
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#23 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:46 AM

I have just added another new page to the PACSONZ website. This time focusing on Muriwai and the Rhopalostylis there.

Muriwai Nikau

Cheers,
Michael.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:30 PM

PACSONZ is now on Facebook!

Yes thats right, The New Zealand Palm and Cycad Society has given in to pressure and joined Facebook.
It will be a place to find out about Society activities and the latest changes to the PACSONZ website.
There will also be photos and video added with time.

There is not much there at the moment as I have only just started it, but please feel free to join if you are interested.

PACSONZ Facebook page
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:31 PM

Its been a while since I put an update on here... so...

I have finally got around to adding the first in a series of "Virtual Bush Walks" to the PACSONZ Website.

The page can be found here;
VIDEO GALLERY

Much more will be added in coming week from New Zealand and Australia.

More to check out;

New Caledonian palm names

Pic of the week

Rhopalostylis sapida Gallery

And we also have a paypal donation account now. If you would like to help support the site you can visit the Welcome Page and follow the donate link.

Cheers,
Michael
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:43 PM

The pic of the week this week is a shot of some large rooftop palms in Brisbane during the dust storm...

One hell of a day
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

2 pics of dusty Royals this week...

Royal Brisbane dust storm
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 03:36 PM

New page;

Palms in the Dust
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:47 AM

And here is an inside view of a Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:10 PM

This weeks pic of the week is from Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. A truely magical place that everyone should visit if they get the chance.

Pic of the week
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#31 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:37 AM

I have just added a new page of Palm pics to the PACSONZ site. This can be found here.
Also don't forget to check out the pic of the week.

More updates soon...
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:17 PM

Nice photo, only one correction, the Livistona sp. it's a Sabal sp. , probably Sabal Mexicana.
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#33 Caryota_gigas

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:47 PM

New Pick of the week, a colourful Dypsis... (PICK OF THE WEEK)
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

A new page has been added devoted to Rhopalostylis sapida from the Chatham Islands. Habitat pics, flowers, seed...
Chatham Nikau
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:39 AM

More Nikau!

I have just updated the "West Coast, South Island" Rhopalostylis sapida page.
Check it out here

And don't forget the pic of the week
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:03 AM

I have just added another video to the PACSONZ site.
This one focuses on the Tropical house at the Auckland Domain.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:19 PM

thanks for the link,interesting site, especially enjoy the pic of the week!

Edited by gsn, 01 April 2010 - 12:21 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 01:54 AM

Its been a while since the last update...
I have just added a short video of a large Jubaea chilensis in Auckland.
You can check it out here - Monte Cecilia Jubaea

New article section of the site coming soon...
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:55 AM

I missed this link before. How handy!
Thanks Michael!
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:31 PM

I have just launched a new section of the PACSONZ website for articles. This section includes articles from past issues of NZ Palm & Cycad magazine, as well as articles only published on the PACSONZ site.
Topics include Dypsis, Rhopalostylis, Ceroxylon, Juania, New Caledonian palms, Acrocomia and more...
You can check them out at the link below;
PACSONZ articles

More will be added with time...
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