People & Partnerships
70,000 pants including Astelia fragrans, Carex germinata, Carex secta, Carex virgata, Coprosma parviflora, Coprosma propinqua, Cordyline australis, Cortaderia richardii, Eleocharis sphacelata, Hebe salicifolia, Juncus gregiflorus, Juncus pallidus, Leptospermum scoparium, and Phormium tenax.
Due to earthquake damage, this project was delayed which created challenges for logistics and planning. The planting was supposed to occur in Feb 2011, which is the optimum timing for planting wetlands in colder climates. The earthquake delayed the installation until June 2011. Soon after planting was completed, the harsh Canterbury winter took hold. Many of the wetland species went dormant.
Kauri Park successfully held the plants for an additional 4 months, adjusted its delivery schedule to suit the June planting timetable, and was instrumental in the high survival rate of the plants.
Planet & Eco-Leadership
Southbrook Park is an industrial park on the fringe of Rangiora. As part of the consent, all storm water from the development had to treated in stormwater retention ponds within the site. This was to be done by way of an engineered design of a wetland system to be constructed on the industrial park site.
All wetland and sedge species were eco sourced from the Canterbury region.
The wetland areas have really sprung into life this year resulting in the successful function of the storm water ponds which has resulted in compliance with the storm water discharge consent.
The success of this project has resulted in the recommendation by many consultants and engineers in the Canterbury region to utilise the services and expertise of Kauri Park for wetland design and plant supply.