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Quality Plants, the essence to your bottom line

Quality Plants, the essence to your bottom line

It’s an age old adage, but in an ever competitive financial environment it’s never been truer… Quality doesn’t cost, it pays!

Posted on June 28, 2017

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Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family. Kauri Park grows plants that are from this family including Manuka, Kanuka and Pohutukawa. This fungus is thought to have arrived in New Zealand as spores via wind probably from Australia and the Islands in the Pacific Ocean to our north.

Posted on June 23, 2017

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The Property Development Boom

The Property Development Boom

Who could have predicted that the property boom would be this strong, when just 5 years ago, the nervous word on the street was that there were signs of ‘green shoots’ emerging post GFC?. We often focus on our large cities but there are many small regional towns across our country experiencing the property boom […]

Posted on May 29, 2017

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Manuka Honey Grading Standards

Manuka Honey Grading Standards

The complexity of bee foraging behaviour and the wide range of potential nectar source plants near an apiary site, can make initial identification of a honey type challenging. For example, bees may forage from other plant species near an apiary site even when Manuka is the most abundant flowering plant at the site.

Posted on April 26, 2017

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Wonder water: the secret of powerful plants

Wonder water: the secret of powerful plants

We produce huge volumes of hardy, healthy plants every day, and we’re often asked one thing: what’s the secret? Well, we’re ready to reveal! Pure spring water from deep underground that’s packed with one of nature’s most powerful ingredients: Silica. Yes, the water we use to feed our flora gets a potent boost from nature, […]

Posted on March 28, 2017

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A picture says a thousand words

A picture says a thousand words

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at Kauri Park Nurseries and how we manage to produce such enormous volumes of plants in the time frame that we do? Life at Kauri Park is fun and we love to share our experience with our customers. We love taking our customers on site tours […]

Posted on February 28, 2017

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Good seed choices are good financial choices

Good seed choices are good financial choices

In any wild population of Manuka plants, there is wide variability between phenotypes. Up to 90% of the plants may have less than desirable characteristics. The typical flowering timeframe will occur over a 6 week period. Some plants will produce a lot of flowers while others minimal. The flowers may produce varying amounts of nectar, […]

Posted on November 30, 2016

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How will the Manuka flower this summer?

How will the Manuka flower this summer?

New Zealand plant species are quite unpredictable in their flowering and seeding habits, from year to year. The causes of this are still relatively unknown. The term ‘masting’ has been discussed recently, mostly in relation to the flowering and seeding of New Zealand beech trees. Masting is the intermittent production of large flower or seed […]

Posted on October 31, 2016

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The secret to stabilising and saving our sand dunes

The secret to stabilising and saving our sand dunes

Coastal sand dunes are some of the least understood and degraded natural ecosystems in New Zealand. Every day we are harming these sensitive ecosystems through our recreational activities, uncontrolled livestock damage, housing developments and beach mining.   Instead, we should be restoring them through revegetation to buffer the land from wind and storms and fencing them […]

Posted on September 27, 2016

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Keeping Manuka sweet

Keeping Manuka sweet

Manuka took centre stage at the National Maori Manuka Conference 2016 in Rotorua, an initiative of He kai kei aku ringa, where Maori iwi representatives, landowners and beekeepers came together to discuss ways to take a greater role in the burgeoning Manuka industry.

Posted on August 30, 2016

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