T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network

Friends of Te Henui


We have developed this photographic identification guide to the fauna and flora of New Zealand because we realised there was a developing need by internet users who don't have access to the required literature.


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African Praying mantis  Miomantis caffra


The Friends of the Te Henui was formed with the aim of  helping the New Plymouth Council staff with their maintance of the walkway and the surrounding area by organising working bees to remove weeds and invasive plants.
To map the special trees and collections planted along the Te Henui stream and walkway.
To preserve and record the history of the area.
To develop a website with details of Taranaki's and New Zealand's native and exotic flora, NZ fauna, NZ weeds and escapee plants.
We have a database of approximately 14,000 free images of New Zealand flora and fauna that are available for downloading by students and the public to use if a request is made by contacting us at T.E.R:R.A.I.N (Click here) 
A small donation is appreciate if images are used commercially.  A few copyright photos have been used with permission and these are labelled as such.

We would like to give special thanks Wikipedia for the information and text we have used on pages in this website.  

Thanks to Landcare Research for information and photos on our New Zealand fauna and flora 

Thanks to the folks of Nature watch who have helped in the identification some flora and fauna. Thanks also to members who readly gave permision to use their images.

Thanks to the members of NZ Plant Conservation Network for their identification of our native flora.

Thanks to the group members of Facebook's NZ Bug identification, Mushrooms of NZ and Plant ID NZ 
for the use of their photos.

MAIN Trust is Registered Charitable Trust CC47150.  Please donate by either internet banking to account number 15 3954 0508802 00 or for payment by credit card please click the donate button below.  
All donations will be receipted as you can claim a tax rebate of 33% on your income tax.  

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We hold weekly working bees and if you wish to join us please ring Valda at 7588693


 Cyclist please signal your approach and pass with care.

To help you plan your visit to New Plymouth below is our 5 day forecast

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