This is the third article of a series of short pieces for landscapedesign.co.nz in which I look at current trends and ideas in garden design. I think there is a need to move ‘native’ design in NZ beyond the twin poles of revegetation. On the one hand and garden design with natives on the other to […]
2011’s Husqvarna Global Garden Report identified the value that a well-maintained garden space brings to home’s property value, especially at time of sale. 69% of real estate agents believed that the garden was either important or very important for the overall market value of a property. 16 % increase on the value of a property […]
The Thames Coromandel District is one of the very few districts in the country mixing biosolids with green waste and turning it into Grade Aa compost with its own Biosolid Composting Facility. “This is an innovative and sustainable outcome of creating a beneficial product from human waste,” says Thames Coromandel District Council Project Manager Rob […]
The 6th annual national survey of garden birds is about to begin. The survey encourages residents to spend an hour, sometime between June 30th and July 8th 2012 recording the highest number of birds seen or heard at one time. It is important that the recording is done in this manner so that individual birds […]
NEWS FROM THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY By Janette Busch Rhubarb is easy to grow, is found in many home gardens throughout New Zealand and is enjoyed begin eaten by many people. This tasty food originates in China where it is valued for its medicinal properties. Scientists from the Food Group […]
In November and December 2011 we surveyed directory clients and businesses about their current forms of advertising, business outlook and what they were planning. Scroll down this page to view results Overall feedback was mixed and relied on the economy improving which most experience as being fairly slow. Some businesses are in growth mode looking […]
A recent report outlines proposals for improving river protection.
Putaruru trials New Zealand’s first food waste collection Putaruru residents will be the first in New Zealand to trial a dedicated food waste collection service initiated by Earthcare Environmental and the South Waikato District Council. The 12 month trial, beginning on Tuesday 1 March 2011, will see food waste collected separately from general waste, potentially […]