People & Partnerships

HEB Landscapes.

Plant Choice

86,000 plants including Baumea juncea, Bolboschoenus fluvilatilis, Carex lambertina, Carex virgata, Cordyline australis, Cyperus ustulatis, Plagianthus divaricatus, Juncus maritimus, Baumea juncea, Bolboschoenus fluvilatilis, Carex lambertina, Carex virgata, Cordyline australis, Cyperus ustulatis, Juncus maritimus, Plagianthus divaricatus, Astelia banksii, Austrostipa Stipoides, Hebe macrocarpa, Isolepsis nodosa, Muehlenbeckia complexa, Phormium cookianum, Apodasmia similis (Leptocarpus similus), and Rhopalostylis sapida (Nikau Palm).

Innovation

Kauri Park were awarded this project based on the large quantities that were involved and the tight timeframes to complete the project. The contractor had engaged Kauri Park’s services on other similar projects, based on its reliability, quality and service to ensure a successful outcome to their client being Transit NZ.

There were large quantities of the same species, for instance one species required of 20,000 + plants. Kauri Park’s infrastructure, technology and capacity allowed us to deliver these requirements. During the peak planting season, Kauri Park plant 150,000 plants a day. These volumes ensure  evenness of grades, supply and consistent quality.

Planet & Eco-Leadership

Onewa Rd is a Transit interchange on the main motorway network. Onewa Rd like many motorway corridors is a harsh environment with the plants having to adapt to hard dry conditions, oil slick, and toxicity that surrounds this environment. Onewa Rd is designed with swale rain gardens that filter pollutants through the plant roots. It has a mixture of wetland sedges, in particular Apodasmia Similis, and species suited to bank emplacement. There were limited species used, but in large quantities. Kauri Park worked closely with Opus landscape architects in the design of Onewa Rd making recommendations on plant species to use.

Shared Success

In 2011, the Onewa Rd interchange won Transit project of the year. Kauri Park , being the main plant provider, take pleasure in having been involved with this project.