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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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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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