People & Partnerships

Natural Habitats

Plant Choice

Over 40,000 plants including Apodasmia similis (Leptocarpus similis), Astelia banksia, Carex testacea, Carex virgata, Coprosma acerosa, Coprosma lucida, Coprosma repens, Coprosma rhamnoides, Cordyline australis, Cortaderia splendens, Corynocarpus laevigatus, Cyperus ustulatus, Disphyma australe, Griselinia littoralis, Isolepis/Ficinia nodosa, Juncus gregiflorus/edgarii, Juncus maritimis/ krausii, Leptospermum scoparium, Macropiper excelsum, Melicytus ramiflorus, Metrosideros excelsa, Muehlenbeckia axillaris, Muehlenbeckia complexa, Phormium cookianum, Phormium tenax, Pittosporum crassifolium, Plagianthus divaricatus, Pseudopanax arboreus, Pseudopanax lessonii, Vitex lucens


The Onehunga Foreshore is a unique part of the Auckland Landscape, a man made shoreline created to restore that which was destroyed when the SH20 highway was built in 1977.

6.8ha of parkland has been created, between SH20 and the Manakau Harbour, with new beaches, a boat ramp, turning bay and a pedestrian/cyclist bridge linking the Onehunga Bay Reserve to the foreshore.

Kauri Park were privileged to work alongside Natural Habitats as sole plant supplier for this project.

Planet & Eco-Leadership

The plants used in the Onehunga Foreshore planting had to be robust, and able to survive the constant winds coming in off the Manakau harbour, post planting. Kauri Park nurseries has ideal climatic conditions for the production of hardy acclimatised plants. All of the nursery areas are exposed to full sun and wind, subjecting the plants to tough environmental conditions before they are shipped to site. This is a key factor in ensuring that the plants adapt to their new environment after transplanting, and to their long-term hardiness and health.

The unique Kauri Park eco-tray was a key contributor to allowing large volumes of plants to be delivered to site and planted in a concentrated time frame.

Shared Success

The plantings at Onehunga Foreshore have been a total success, another project Kauri Park are proud to have supplied. There have been minimal plant losses in this project, and the species have established well. The Manuka have flowered profusely in the first year post planting. It is an eye-catching project and receives many compliments from recreational users of the foreshore.