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  • Trounson Park
    Ian Brown, November 2015
    When James Trounson emigrated to New Zealand from Cornwall in 1862, he moved to Northland and set about milling trees and clearing land for farming. What distinguished him from most…
  • Swamp kauri – a post 2015 conference visit
    Ian Brown, November 2015
    Nelson Parker, owner of the Kaihu Kauri Mill, is a larger than life character. A former champion axeman, he is built like a Sherman tank with a personality to match…
  • Bushman’s impressive shed
    Nick Ledgard, August 2015
    I had the Kauri Museum or Trounson Park in my sights for the last conference day, but the need to be back in Whangarei for a mid-day flight required taking…
  • Whangarei Conference 2015 - field days
    Whangarei branch committee, August 2015
    The annual NZFFA conference was held in Whangarei in April and as usual there were a number of field trips for attendees to take part in. Over the next few…
  • The Landcare Trust Award for Innovation in Farm Forestry, Ingleby Coxe
    Angus Gordon, May 2011
    In 1988 an English woman who had lived in Africa for many years came to stay with friends and walk some of the magnificent walkways that New Zealand has to…

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