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05/02/2008 Tramping tourist poisoned by berries A man who ate unidentified berries was discovered unconscious on a Fiordland walking track by fellow trampers. He recovered following medical care at Queenstown and Dunedin.

New Zealand has a lot of beautiful flora, but it is very important never to eat any unidentified plant. If someone ingests a plant, call the National Poisons Centre on 0800 764766.

Click here for advice on poisonous plants.
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