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Hard at work on the Peanut trial site
- November 16, 2020
Kaipara Kai Hub update
Spring has been busy for the Kaipara Kai Hub. Last month Matt (Kai Hub Manager) and the team from Plant and Food Research went out and planted peanuts at three trial sites – Te Kopuru, Ruawai, and near Kai Iwi Lakes. The soil temperatures of over 18 degrees were optimal for planting. Kaipara Kai Hub and the growers will be closely monitoring the peanut growth at the sites, and harvest is expected at the end of summer.
The Hub's recent Food Innovation events with Professor Hamish Grow from Massey Business School, Amos Palfreyman from
Food HQ, and Rural Leaders were held across the district. These were supported by funding from AGMARDT. There was a great response from the participants and by the end of the workshops attendees had a taster into the mindset of a food consumer and even designed their own prototype for a new food product. The workshops highlighted a need to support access to value chains and pathways to market for rural and regional food businesses.
Lake Taharoa clean up discovers lost treasures and rubbish
A friendly reminder to take only photos and leave only footprints at the Taharoa Domain when exploring the wonderful jewel of Kaipara.Read more
An update on what's happening with the Kaihu Valley Trail.Read more
Our Parks team and local contractors Turf Tamer recently completed work by the Kaiwaka River (north eastern side of the bridge).Read more
Work will begin again at the Mangawhai Community Park after the Easter break.Read more
Recently we received the good news that Waka Kotahi NZTA have granted funding to complete phase 1 of our new shared path.Read more