Environment, Floristry, Horticulture & Animal Care

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Introduction

bee collecting pollen from pink flowersKia ora koutou.

This guide gives you tips and information for finding material for your Environment, Floristry, Horticulture or Animal Care courses - check out the tab for your subject area.
It's also important to have worked through your course, doing the activities and accessing all the resources within the course.

plants - close up of leaves overlappingCan't find what you need?

Contact your subject liaison librarian (see your subject tab) to get help with searching for resources or learning support:

 

Environment

ferns

Kia ora koutou.

Find out how to access resources for your Environment studies below. 

Course readings

Use the library search box above. click on Course Readings, and enter your course code, e.g. 72191. These include:
print books - free return courier - just hit "Request" 
ebooks - easy to access online:
PDF iconHow to access an ebook_ quick guide.pdf

Finding further resources

Articles

Use the library search box above. Click on Seach Everything, or the Advanced search option for access to thousands of articles including scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and more.
See our Getting started section for tips on searching.

Books

Use the library search box above. Click on Catalogue, and enter keywords, e.g. environment, ecology, sustainability, conservation, marine management ...

Useful websites

Dept of Conservation
Forest & Bird 
Greenpeace 
Local Government Act 2002 
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
NIWA 
NZ Ministry for the Environment 
Our Environment – Land Atlas of NZ 
Resource Management Act 1991 
Resource Management Law Association
WasteMINZ
 

Can't find what you need?

TaniaContact Tania, your subject liaison librarian to get help with searching for resources or learning support:

Floristry

pink roses - close up with dark background.Welcome to your Floristry guide!

Check out the info below to help you find some great books and recommended websites.

Course readings

Click on the links below for books that have been tagged as particularly relevant to your course.
These include:
print books - free return courier - just hit "Request"
 ebooks - you don't need to wait to have these sent! (sometimes print books are in high demand). See our guide for some handy tips: 
PDF iconHow to access an ebook_floristry quick guide.pdf

FLO201
FLO202
FLO203

Need more resources?

You can also search for more books by using the search box above. Click on Catalogue then enter keywords, e.g. flowers, floristry, flower arrangement...

Recommended websites

Library staff are happy to help you find what you’re looking for online.
Below are a few websites you might find useful to get you started. Your tutor will also direct you to recommended websites.

Careers.govt.nz - Florist
Floral art magazine
Floral Art Society of New Zealand
Floral fundamentals
New Zealand Professional Florists
Palmers

You may also like to check out industry websites. Three sample sites are given below, but you will find many more:
Epoch Floral
Interflora
Petals

Can't find what you need?

TaniaContact Tania, your subject liaison librarian to get help with searching for resources or learning support:
    Horticulture

    seedlings sproutingWelcome to your guide for Certificate in Horticulture and Certificate in Organic Primary Production.

    Below we highlight readings, further resources and recommended websites.

    Course readings

    Click on the links below. These include:
    print books - free return courier, just hit "Request"
    ebooks - easy to access online:
    PDF iconHow to access an ebook_ quick guide.pdf

    HOR300
    HOR301
    HOR302
    HOR303

    HOR319
    HOR320
    HOR321

    Finding further resources

    To search for more resources, use the library search box above. Click on "Catalogue" then enter keywords, e.g. New Zealand horticulture, plant physiology, flora, organic horticulture, sustainable agriculture...

    Recommended websites

    Library staff are happy to help you find what you’re looking for online.
    Below are a few websites you might find useful to get you started. Your tutor will also direct you to recommended websites.

    Horticulture New Zealand
    RNZIH
    Plant and Food
    Britannica Encyclopedia - Horticulture + see related topics

    Organics Aotearoa NZ
    Organic Farming - Te Ara Encyclopedia of NZ
    Organic Farming – It all starts with the soil - Ceres
    OrganicNZ - online magazine

    Can't find what you need?

    TaniaContact Tania, your subject liaison librarian to get help with searching for resources or learning support:
    Animal Care

    Welcome to your Animal Care guide!

    Did you know you can borrow Animal Biology and Care from our Library?

    You can place a request and have it sent out to you free of charge.

    Also check out these useful websites:

    Dairy NZ
    Knowledge Hub - Beef & Lamb NZ
    This NZ Life - Our Animals

    If you need any help finding resources or want someone to take a look at your writing or referencing get in touch.

    Can't find what you need?

    Learning Liaison, VitaContact Vita, your subject liaison librarian to get help with searching for resources or learning support: