Based in the Waikato I regularly carry out design projects in challenging places beyond the main Waikato basin. In 2011, I met with a young couple in the Taumarunui region, who had built a new residence on their farm and requested that I provide them with a Landscape Plan. They wanted a “blueprint” to develop […]
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We need to act now to improve the management of water in the urban setting. Rather than seeing water in the built environment as a threat, we should take the opportunity to protect and use it more carefully.
A truly natural alternative to chemically reliant conventional swimming pools is now available in New Zealand. Motueka-based Natural Pools NZ Limited, owned by accomplished landscape architect Alex Traut and Dr Hans Brutscher, is the exclusive agent for internationally-renowned Biotop Pools, an Austrian company that has designed and constructed over 3000 natural swimming pools in a […]
7 October 2010 Building Biodiversity: Building New Zealand Summary Conservation plays an important role in supporting New Zealand’s economy. When ecosystems are degraded and species destroyed, the country’s prosperity is imperilled. Public policy and business practices need to be overhauled and business needs to invest more in conservation.