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blog / 03.04.2018

We enter five LIANZ awards Due to a fantastic range of recent client projects we are entering five projects in the Landscape Institute’s Landscapes of Distinction bi-annual awards. They include four residential projects as well as the symbolic restoration of Rangiriri Paa for NZTA and Waikato...

blog / 20.02.2018

Following on from the completion of the symbolic restoration of the Rangiriri paa, another project of national significance that we have tendered for and won is The French War Memorial garden in Wellington. To mark the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of World War...

blog / 20.02.2018

The great news out of Wellington is that Natural Habitats is the preferred contractor for the Transmission Gully expressway landscaping project.  The 27 kilometre four-lane motorway is going through some very steep valleys creating challenges for our Wellington team to literally plant while working at...

blog / 20.02.2018

Showing how good work leads to more work, our Waikato team’s key relationship with Tainui Group Holdings continues to flourish following completing stages One and Two of the Rotokauri Rise sub-division.  As Hamilton’s newest residential development with nearly 900 sections, we’ve been awarded the landscaping...

blog / 20.02.2018

With a focus on creating healthy work spaces, Smales Farm’s latest office development on Auckland’s North Shore has a strong focus on creating green spaces both inside and out, says Smales Farm marketing manager, Mark Kelly.  “We believe healthy staff are happy staff, which is why...

blog / 07.12.2017

Hair stylist to the fashion industry Stephen Marr has strong environmental responsibilities as part of his core business values – from high quality hair products to organic refreshments offered in the salon. So it’s no wonder that Stephen was an early adopter of green walls when...

blog / 15.11.2017

Future career pathways for young Maori is the clear success of the iwi employment and training programme Natural Habitats has been running on its significant motorway landscape projects. 13 members of the Te Atiawa iwi near Wellington were employed on the McKay to Pekapeka expressway project...

blog / 15.11.2017

Heading up our Garden Care division is Mike MacDonald – a highly experienced and qualified horticulturalist and landscape project manager. With an extensive plant knowledge and Growsafe certified, Mike leads our motivated landscape maintenance teams operating across the Auckland region.  With his professional and personal approach,...

blog / 15.11.2017

Once an international tennis star, today John Botica is renowned for the absolutely beautiful pebble mosaics he creates for clients around New Zealand - and the world. “Let's put it in simple words, where I am today would have not have been possible without Natural Habitats’...

blog / 15.11.2017

High above street level, the first view from the Jeffares’ inner city apartment is not other city buildings but a green flowering vista thanks to a 17 metre green wall as a balustrade.  The North facing apartment, with distant views of the sparkling Waitemata Harbour, has...