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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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