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Never Leave the Playground

Never Leave the Playground

Our supply of plants into projects covers many spectrums of end uses. Manuka for the honey industry, revegetation for water quality and the environment, Griselinea littoralis for every hedge in Auckland, nearly, Lomandra Tanika for every car park, nearly, because they work. While these projects are important and valuable, they are also similar to each […]

Posted on March 29, 2019

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Why are we in the game of running a business?

Why are we in the game of running a business?

During the months of December and January the management teams at Kauri Park get together a number of times to plan the following 12-24 months. It is a fun and challenging time with no ideas discounted as not worth tabling. In one of the exercises this year, the owners of Kauri Park were asked a […]

Posted on February 27, 2019

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1 Billion Tree Fund

1 Billion Tree Fund

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has launched a revised Afforestation Grant Scheme (AFS) for forestry plantations. This scheme is now known as the 1 Billion Trees Fund (1BT fund). The 1BT fund offers financial grants for Indigenous species, Manuka/Kanuka, Reversion and Radiata Pine & Exotic species. Each of these Tree type categories have a […]

Posted on February 1, 2019

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25 Years of Kauri Park

25 Years of Kauri Park

In 1993 saw the beginnings of Kauri Park. John Wearmouth had long been in the occupation of growing crops. In the early days John and his brother Kelvin were market gardeners growing crops such as pumpkins, melons, squash and put in kiwano’s for good measure. John had progressed onto growing Zantedeschia and his sons were […]

Posted on November 30, 2018

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Successful Lot Planting Starts with the Plan

Successful Lot Planting Starts with the Plan

New Zealand has benefitted from hundreds of millions of native plants being purposefully planted to enhance the environment to offset the residential development as it spreads into the rural zones. It is inevitable that our major cities will continue growing and we can improve the environment as we grow with them involving careful environmental planning. […]

Posted on October 31, 2018

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Taramakau Bridge

Taramakau Bridge

At Kauri Park, we are the lucky guys, (and girls), who get to supply plants for projects in some of the most picturesque locations in the world. There is something wild, beautiful and untouched by the natural beauty of the South Island West Coast and we treat it as a privilege so be involved with […]

Posted on September 28, 2018

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Transferable Title Rights

Transferable Title Rights

Transferable title rights (TTR’s), or Transferable development rights (TDR’s) are terms you may have heard in passing over the past decade, but not properly understood, or known what value they can add to a property. What is a transferable title? Transferable Title Rights (TTR’s) is a right to transfer the residential sub-division potential from one […]

Posted on August 31, 2018

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How do Kiwi’s view Biosecurity?

How do Kiwi’s view Biosecurity?

There was interesting article in Stuff this month concerning people’s perception of biosecurity in New Zealand. The article stated these alarming statistics: Just 2 per cent of New Zealanders believe they would be personally affected by a biosecurity breach, despite the far-reaching impacts of Mycoplasma bovis and kauri dieback. A recent survey found more than 60 […]

Posted on July 31, 2018

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Plant Manuka. Lots more Manuka

Plant Manuka. Lots more Manuka

In 1969 at the Te Rapa Racecourse, the first New Zealand agricultural fieldays kicked off an annual event. The first fieldays event was attended by about 10,000 people. It was a success from the very first event and Mystery Creek has evolved into one of the most successful agricultural events in the Southern Hemisphere today. […]

Posted on June 29, 2018

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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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