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Dan the Manuka Man

Dan the Manuka Man

As I contemplate the article I am about to write, the first thing that comes to mind is that ever popular children’s story book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. One of the many privileges of working at Kauri Park has been visiting almost every nook and cranny of New Zealand’s truly inspiring landscape. Upon […]

Posted on May 30, 2018

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A Snapshot of the Manuka Industry

A Snapshot of the Manuka Industry

To the year ended 30 June 2017, export revenue for New Zealand honey reached $329 million, up 4.5% on the previous year. This increase could largely be attributed to an average FOB price of $38.92/kg of honey, a 9.3% increase on the previous year, which offset a 381 tonne decrease in tonnes of honey exported […]

Posted on April 30, 2018

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The last job planted in the season

The last job planted in the season

Who would have thought that in November and December, when we were looking at the ground drying out and experiencing record temperatures, that we would be heading straight on into a wet tropical summer like we haven’t experienced in years. Every season, after completing our winter and spring plantings, there is always that last project […]

Posted on March 27, 2018

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History of The Rangiriri Pa

History of The Rangiriri Pa

The Rangiriri Bypass is a section of new expressway that is snaking across the Waikato, helping transform New Zealand into a modern and vibrant economy. One of the key outcomes of this project was for the NZTA to restore and return a section of the road to the local Iwi and reinstate an old historical […]

Posted on February 27, 2018

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Leaf roller caterpillar in young Manuka

Leaf roller caterpillar in young Manuka

Leaf roller caterpillar a pesky pest of young Manuka Observations indicate that Leaf roller caterpillars can cause significant damage to the fresh shoots of young manuka plants. The Brown headed leaf roller moth, Ctenopseustis obliquana and Ctenopseustis herana  (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a native moth that is widespread throughout New Zealand, from coastal to subalpine regions. The […]

Posted on January 30, 2018

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Million Trees Planting Project

Million Trees Planting Project

What is the Million Tree program all about? The Million Tree program is an initiative launched by Auckland Council Mayor Phil Goff on 6 June 2017. The program proposes to green Auckland by planting 1,000,000 trees, shrubs and grasses across the region over three years. Along with greening the City and providing carbon sinks to […]

Posted on November 30, 2017

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Ararimu Riparian Stream Planting Project

Ararimu Riparian Stream Planting Project

Evergreen Landcare purchased a 158 hectare agricultural property in the Ararimu District in June 2016. This farm property had the potential for a subdivision. The resource consent required approximately 22 hectares of stream riparian planting to be established to qualify for the creation of an additional 8 titles to maximise the potential number of titles […]

Posted on October 30, 2017

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Germinating seed of NZ’s tricky species

Germinating seed of NZ’s tricky species

Spring is finally here, well officially, but given the wild weather over the last month, it makes one wonder! Still it is an exciting time at Kauri Park, with loads of plants driving out the gate and lots of new seedlings emerging in Kauri Parks’ propagation greenhouses. This year we have employed a new seeding […]

Posted on September 27, 2017

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Floating Wetlands Protecting Shorelines

Floating Wetlands Protecting Shorelines

Written by Terry Wearmouth The forces of nature can be relentless and the power of wave action is a huge source of energy. Nature has learnt to survive or diminish the power of waves in many ways. Next time you are near the sand dunes take some time to admire the complex ways the dune […]

Posted on August 30, 2017

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Leaves of trees for the healing of nations

Leaves of trees for the healing of nations

New Zealand has 425,000 km of rivers and streams and 3,820 lakes, more than half of them are degraded, according to the recent report “Our Fresh Water 2017” by the New Zealand Ministry for Environment. Degradation in water quality is mainly due to high inputs of “the big three”: nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorous), sediments […]

Posted on July 28, 2017

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