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Farewell 2020

Farewell 2020

The farewell messages to 2020 will be widely varied this year with a compelling good riddance from many and a sense of shock to most that the year is over already. Somebody posted recently that before they go into 2021 they would like to see the terms and conditions first😊 The glass half full will […]

Posted on November 30, 2020

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Chasing the Nectar Flow

Chasing the Nectar Flow

The Manuka flow has begun for the season and the activity of the beekeepers in and around Northland is abundant. It is possibly easier to detect the hive movements during the nights as the companies move from area to area in the darker and cooler hours. The season starts when the flowers arrive in the […]

Posted on October 30, 2020

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How Many Plants have Kauri Park Grown?

How Many Plants have Kauri Park Grown?

How Many Plants have Kauri Park Grown? What is our Footprint on the environment? How many plants have Kauri Park grown and sent out into the beautification and restoration of NZ? This was a question that we have been asked lately. If we go back 25 years to 1995 we were hand writing our invoices […]

Posted on September 30, 2020

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What does Kauri Park identify our projects with?

What does Kauri Park identify our projects with?

We were asked a question at Kauri Park as to why we sell plants and where do we find our connection with the finished result of our projects. This is a very interesting question and the answers all ended up very similar. It is water. Water is the basis of life on Earth and right […]

Posted on August 27, 2020

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Mixed Manuka & Indigenous Forestry

Mixed Manuka & Indigenous Forestry

The prospects of mixed Manuka and indigenous forestry is a feasible option and something that is likely to become an increasing part of the NZ forestry dynamics in the near future. A mixed Manuka and Indigenous forestry model generates Manuka honey and Carbon Credit income for the first 30 years of the plantation. The Indigenous […]

Posted on July 30, 2020

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Fieldays Online 2020

Fieldays Online 2020

After the 2019 Fieldays the Mystery Creek team were in discussion with the planning group for preparing for 2020. One of the subjects that arose was what would happen if the site was closed and people couldn’t physically attend the show. The discussion proved to be very pertinent because a few months later, Covid arrived […]

Posted on July 9, 2020

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Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Back Another Day

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Back Another Day

Somebody had forgotten to tell the rain to come back! This week is the first time we have seen the water rise in the creeks and some colour in the water after 48 hours of intermittent rain. The drought has eased finally. The drought is a serious one for the north island and it is […]

Posted on May 29, 2020

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It’s a New Day and a New Way

It's a New Day and a New Way

Essential Duties during Lockdown It’s 28th April 2020. The sun came up again this morning and it has done every day for the past 5 weeks. That hasn’t changed. Nature has carried on blissfully unaware of the war that has gripped the planet with an enemy that we can’t see and have found difficult to […]

Posted on April 29, 2020

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Whareroa Station

Whareroa Station

Whareroa Station is a large farm on Western Bay Rd, to the west of Lake Taupo. Whareroa converted nearly 600ha of sheep and beef farmland into Manuka plantations in Sept/Oct 2017. The plantations were funded via an Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) grant. The plants were planted at a density of 850 plants/ha so that the […]

Posted on February 27, 2020

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Cities Need Trees

Cities Need Trees

When I see articles and protests that are attacking the agriculture sector where animals are kept in cages and not allowed to free range, it seems fascinating to apply this theory to the human race from the viewpoint of where people live. People are crammed into cities. Cities have been around since the origin of […]

Posted on January 30, 2020

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