Rain, wind and temperature extremes are battering our gardens – Wally tells us how to manage pests and plants.
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.
Conservation organisation Forest & Bird has uncovered Government plans to allow mining in 7000 hectares of high-value conservation land in the West Coast’s Paparoa National Park, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.
Imagine a swimming pool complete with aquatic plants, beneficial insects and a filtration system – just as Mother Nature intended it. Imported European technology and expertise finally makes these natural wonders possible in New Zealand, writes Lorri Lesiak Natural swimming pools, or ponds, are not new. Every Kiwi kid could probably tell a happy childhood tale of frolicking in a [...]