Proud of our Heritage

December 7, 2016
If our buildings could talkā€¦ They would definitely have more than their fair share of stories to tell. Etched in brick, concrete or wood are the stories of their residents and surrounding neighbourhood. Take for instance, the Central Court building on the corner of Empire ...
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According to new research, major sea-level rises, catalysed by climate change, will last much longer than the entire history of human civilisation (unless in the next few decades radical global action is undertaken to cut carbon emissions). "A rise in global mean sea level...
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Managing weeds in the Gully

August 22, 2014
With the success of the planting of the northern side of the gully came the increased need for weed control. Once the plantings are established they will shade many of the weeds, which will die out. Until then, weeds have to be manually controlled. Weeds in the gully incl...
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The first planting 2010

Planting of the northern bank began in winter 2010. The plants were probably a bit small but Karl thought that they were better off in the ground rather than trying to keep them alive in the shade house through another drought. The dominant plant in the r...
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Plant selection

July 25, 2014

Selecting native plants for the Kaipaki Gully

Native plant species vary from region to region. They also differ in where they are most happy growing, from hills to gullys to peat lakes. When planning a restoration project, it is best to plant species which have been sourced from naturally occurring vegetation close to w...
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The Nursery - 2009 - 2012

Karl established a small native plant nursery to propagate plants for the gully restoration project. Propagating your own plants helps to keeps costs down, as many species can be grown by way of cuttings, germination or division. Pots can be reused from old store brought pla...
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Felling the Pines (2010)

June 26, 2014

Removing the Pines in the Kaipaki Gully Project

By 2010 and after attempts by Karl at DIY removal of the pine trees, a 20 tonne excavator was brought in. The excavator made quick work of removing the pine trees and around 350 pine trees were removed from the gully and taken to the Kinleith Pulp and Paper Mill in Tokoroa. ...
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The beginning (2007)

For the past 7 years, KTB Planning has been involved in a gully restoration project. This project has sought to enhance the habitat for native flora and fauna, as well as educate landowners of the benefits of retirement and active management of our waterways.The gull...
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