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.

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Correlation of DHA in nectar and MGO in honey

The significance of DHA, MGO, HMF and Leptosperin in Manuka Methylglyoxyl (MGO) is found predominantly in Manuka honey and is the main chemical responsible for the unique non-peroxide antibacterial activity of the honey. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a precursor chemical of MGO, is found in the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) in New Zealand. The DHA levels are often still relatively high in freshly harvested honey.

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Lake Tikitapu – Floating Wetland

The problem: Improving the skiing experience At Lake Tikitapu, or the ‘Blue Lake’, the Rotorua Water Ski Club wanted to replace some old blue drums to help keep the water flat on a popular water skiing course. During the last 10 years, club members and other skiers have debated how to make the water on the slalom course consistent and smooth. "It was a daunting prospect for a small club looking to improve the quality of our slalom course and the water quality of the lake at the same time," said club president Ian Barker.

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