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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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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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Carbon is OK in the Carbon Cycle

Carbon is OK in the Carbon Cycle

Everyone is entitled to their opinion on climate change, and a long list of futuristic tragedies have been predicted over the past three decades. With the start of 2020 now only three months away, most of these predictions are turning out to be misinformation. This month we will try to take out the emotion, and start […]

Posted on September 30, 2019

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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