Growing & Greening New Zealand with you
Kauri Park is a passionate and vital partner for ‘greening’ projects across New Zealand from major civil projects, residential and commercial development plantings, wetland restoration, landscaping and farmland revegetation.
We are one of the country’s most experienced growers and wholesalers of native plants, complemented by new, exclusive varieties and superior selections for Manuka forestry plantations.
Manuka Forestry, for honey and oil production, has a bright future for New Zealand. At a recent forum in Masterton, Dr Peter Molan, the pioneer of Manuka honey research, gave an illuminating presentation on the medicinal power of Manuka honey through its unique property of Methyl Glyoxol (MGO), a long lasting anti bacterial enzyme, not known to occur in any other honey in the world. Dr Molan showed a number of graphic slides of the healing effect on serious bodily wounds after treatment with Manuka honey.
Farmers across New Zealand are being encouraged to revegetate riparian areas and fence off waterways to improve water quality and reduce run-off. The activities aim to reduce nutrient, sediment and bacteria build-up in waterways and wetlands and involve restricting livestock movements and planting native, low-growing, flood tolerant species. The benefits are three-fold with the plantings filtering surface run-off while providing wildlife corridors and limiting the growth of weeds.