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  • Ian McKean Pinetum
    Rodney Faulkner, December 2021
    The Ian McKean Pinetum is well worth a visit if you are traveling through the inland Manawatu region and are prepared to take a road less traveled.  Heading South from Taihape on…

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  • Eastwoodhill arboretum (Access: unrestricted)
    Alex Davies, February 2018
    Eastwoodhill is a property beyond Ngatapa, 37 km from Gisborne. This location is remote relative to most of New Zealand. In relation to the rest of the world it is…
  • Wensleydale 2016 woodlot harvest of an agro-forestry block (Access: unrestricted)
    Nick Seymour, May 2017
    We planted three agro-forestry woodlots with trees at a spacing of ten by eight metres equivalent to 150 trees a hectare. The first woodlot was planted in 1986 with GF…
  • Eastwoodhill tree cathedral (Access: unrestricted)
    Rodney Faulkner, August 2015
    One of the delightfully quirky features of Douglas Cook’s plantings at Eastwoodhill Arboretum is the cathedral at the bottom of Cabin Park. This area in 1935 was the horse paddock…
  • Husqvarna North Island Farm Foresters of the Year 2013 - Bob and Meg Gaddum (Access: unrestricted)
    Angus Gordon, August 2013
    This year’s winners live on Te Koawa Station, an 882 hectare property 50 kilometres west of Gisborne. It is typical of the hill country of that region. It runs approximately…
  • A visit to Manutahi Forest (Access: unrestricted)
    Rodney Faulkner, November 2009
    The small East Coast township of Ruatoria has faced many threats over the years. As a service centre for the surrounding farming community it has been affected by the fortunes…
  • Wensleydale Station: The epitome of “trees for all reasons” (Access: unrestricted)
    Vivienne McLean, November 2009
    Nick and Pat Seymour’s Wensleydale Station lies in the Waiomoko catchment at Whangara, around 30 km north of Gisborne. The farms here were taken up in 1901 out of the…
  • Super silviculture at Knapdale Eco Lodge (Access: unrestricted)
    Allan Levett, August 2009
    The straight roads out of Gisborne finally led to broad curves as we entered Knapdale Eco Lodge grounds. There was a tethered goat on one side and a herd of…
  • Koro Station – Gisborne (Access: unrestricted)
    Alec Olsen, May 2009
    The drive up to Koro Station from Gisborne, with Nick Seymour’s entertaining and knowledgeable commentary presented Gisborne at its best. The previous day’s rain had freshened the drying hills and…
  • Vignettes on the eve of the National Conference, Gisborne 19 to 23 April 2009 (Access: unrestricted)
    Bob Wishart, February 2009
    Did you know that in 1969 and 1989, Gisborne hosted the national conference? That means if you miss out this time, you may have to wait 20 years till 2029…

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