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Our news and views

Welcome to our blog, where you will find latest news and some of our views from various members of our team relating to our work and knowledge here at Rural Design.  Posts cover landscaping and ecology, interesting info about native plants, tips for planting and heaps more.

BOOM BOOM BOOM

BOOM BOOM BOOM

Our new glasshouse and shade house would not be complete without high tech new irrigation booms to go with them! So recently we had 2 Daros booms...

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Matariki at Rural Design

Matariki at Rural Design

Mānawatia Matariki! Happy Matariki! This year at Rural Design we celebrated Matariki (albeit a little late) with a mid winter hāngi. Our mid winter...

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Maramataka Māori + Rural Design

Maramataka Māori + Rural Design

Tēna tātou e te whānau! Last month in conjunction with Matariki we were lucky enough to attend a hui about the maramataka Māori, hosted by our hau...

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Aotea in autumn sun

Aotea in autumn sun

Over the Easter break nearly the entirety of our office crew went over to Aotea aka Great Barrier Island aka 'the Baz' to catch some of the last...

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Our Year in NUMBERS

Our Year in NUMBERS

A roundup of our work in 2020 from the Ecology Division 71 hectares – 246 289 plants – 15 km of streams. What do these numbers mean for our Ecology...

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Infrastructure for the future

Infrastructure for the future

We have recently installed a new hothouse and shade-house at Rural Design to help us build towards the future. The hot house will allow for us to...

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A holiday on Aotea/Great Barrier

A holiday on Aotea/Great Barrier

Keeping it local! Going on a holiday with your workmates who you literally spend about 90% of your waking hours with might seem like a pretty crazy...

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Rural Design Ecology 2019

Rural Design Ecology 2019

Rural Design is a leading ecological practice based in Kaiwaka, offering expert consultancy services in land restoration, ecology and landscape...

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Kakahi, our Freshwater Taonga

Kakahi, our Freshwater Taonga

The ecology division have been battling the elements... Recent weather events are illustrating how vunerable our water systems are to modifed human...

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