People & Partnerships

United Civil

Plant Choice

50,000 plants including Agathis australis, Metrosideros excelsa, Alectryon excelsa, Phormium cookianum, Phormium Rainbow Maiden, Phormium Yellow Wave, Coprosma kirkii, Liquidamber styricaflura, Podocarpus totara, Pseudopanax purpurea, Arthropodium Matapouri Bay, Muehlenbeckia axillaris, Phormium Dark Delight, Cyperus ustulatis, Lomandra Tanika, Libertia perigrinans, and Sophora microphyla.


The Kamo Bypass project required very tight timeframes which meant careful planning with Kauri Park’s logistics team. The logistics of this project meant coordinating plant deliveries as the contractors required. There were many small plantings  in this project, mostly unseen from St Hwy 1 which involved small deliveries that were garden and species specific. This meant multiple deliveries per day and some night time deliveries.

Kauri Park were awarded the project in 2010 and worked with United Civil  Contractors in Whangarei in a post design build. Kamo Bypass had its challenges working in an urban environment. Kauri Park implemented a design by Boffa Miskill using a mix of native and hybrid species.

Planet & Eco-Leadership

Kamo Bypass is situated in the heart of Whangarei and is a gateway to the Far North. The free draining volcanic soil made the establishment of the plants quite straight forward.

All native species were eco sourced in the Whangarei region.

Shared Success

Kamo Bypass was completed on time and within budget. The clever use of red coloured phormium and Pseudopanax purpurea has created a showcase feature in this project. This project creates a good impression to travellers entering the Far North.