News & events

The tree planting at Sydenham Botanic Park in Tauranga scheduled to take place this morning (June 11) has been postponed because of the rough weather we’re experiencing. I’ll let you know the new date when there is one.

Graeme Platt, who used to hang out of helicopters to collect kauri cones, has been charged by the Ministry of Primary Industries for allegedly illegally importing seed of a Pacific kauri banned in new Zealand. Read all about that here. The 73-year-old isn’t going down without a fight. And here’s a link to the post in early May about the charges against Clive Higgie of Wanganui.

Gardeners in the Tauranga area may be interested to know that the local Riding for the Disabled is offering horse and pony manure for a gold coin donation – take a trailer or help yourself to pre-bagged manure. RDA is open Monday to Saturday, 44 Ngapeke Rd, RD5, Tauranga (Welcome Bay area). For more information phone (07) 544 1899.

On Sunday there is to be an auction sell-off at a commercial cymbidium orchid grower’s. The property has sold but the new owners don’t want the business so everything has to go – orchids, equipment, a shed … The sale starts at 1pm on June 15 at 860 Pyes Pa Rd. For more information contact Durelle, phone 027 9493725  or email her.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Events page for things happening in Tauranga, New Zealand and the wider world! It’s updated regularly.

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