1 2

Million Metres Streams Project

Million Metres Streams Project

When asked to put into your mind an image of clean water in New Zealand we probably will think of a Southern Alps landscape with a picturesque glacier melt lake. Or we may think of a beautiful spring fed stream like this one in Putaruru, Waikato. At Kauri Park we are involved in many restoration […]

Posted on May 2, 2019

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Floating Wetlands Protecting Shorelines

Floating Wetlands Protecting Shorelines

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

Read more

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

Read more

How to use the Riparian Planner

How to use the Riparian Planner

Go to DairyNZ.co.nz/RiparianPlanner to get started. Check out the video ‘how to log into the riparian planner’ here. You can set up your login details using your standard email, Facebook or gmail accounts. The ‘How to’ videos provide users with support through every step of the planning. You can watch these videos as you complete […]

Posted on July 29, 2016

Read more

Recovery and renewal of Rotoroa Island

Recovery and renewal of Rotoroa Island

Rotoroa Island continues to make headlines as it is transformed into a world-leading example of conservation management. The commitment of the Rotoroa Island Trust and its partners in making the island a sanctuary where people can experience New Zealand’s wildlife is truly commendable.

Posted on January 28, 2016

Read more

A Good Reed

A Good Reed

Martin Wilke from Latitude Magazine recently discovered the magic of Lincoln Wetland near Christchurch. Today the 20 acre water catchment landscape is home to an abundance of flora and fauna and is a recreational reserve enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, and environmental enthusiasts and bird watchers alike. But few know the background to the wetland that was […]

Posted on November 30, 2015

Read more

Lake Tikitapu – Floating Wetland

Lake Tikitapu – Floating Wetland

The problem: Improving the skiing experience At Lake Tikitapu, or the ‘Blue Lake’, the Rotorua Water Ski Club wanted to replace some old blue drums to help keep the water flat on a popular water skiing course. During the last 10 years, club members and other skiers have debated how to make the water on […]

Posted on August 27, 2015

Read more

1 2