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blog / 08.09.2016

Natural Habitats Central Otago Manager (and mountain bike aficionado) Mark Aston discusses the construction of sustainable cycle ways and his teams work on the Queenstown Trail. The initial focus of ‘Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail has been on developing a series of 18 Great...

blog / 08.09.2016

Technological advancement of digital media is a fascinating topic for landscape architecture. Landscape Architect Jane Rumble discusses the merits and drawbacks in contemporary practice. Digital representation is a relevant and invaluable topic of study within the academic realm, with benefits for the discipline as a whole. There...

blog / 08.09.2016

Three years since its original installation,New Zealand's first green wall at the Stephen Marr Salon has been reconfigured. Jericho Cleary discusses how the versatility afforded by green walls can add signifcant value for clients, allowing for the accomodation of changing desires and circumstances. Vertical gardens certainly...

blog / 08.09.2016

Touted as "the latest and most exciting evolution in the green movement", hedonistic sustainability provides a challenge to the fundamental assumption that going green means going without. Hedonistic sustainability. In a society where the never-ending onslaught of buzzwords, catchphrase and ‘hot topics’ can become a genuine...

blog / 08.09.2016

The Landscape or the Home? Have you ever-noticed in advertisements for watches that the time is almost always set at 10:10? Assuming this wasn’t a coincidence I did some digging and found that 10:10 is used because it’s the optimal configuration to frame the watch and...

blog / 08.09.2016

In a time of ever increasing living costs and ever increasing waistlines, Landscape Architect Jenny Wood discusses the potential of planting public spaces productively. If you have the benefit (or the curse) of living in a city, you will have noticed that on average our backyards...

blog / 08.09.2016

Natural Habitats is very pleased to be able to offer the services of a new senior Landscape Designer who comes complete with architectural credentials. Our Design team has been strengthened with the addition of Pascal Tibbits. A very experienced Landscape Designer; Pascal has spent the last...

blog / 08.09.2016

Senior Landscape Designer LLoyd Atherfold discusses the brilliance of birds in your backyard. The idea of bird watching conjures up images of big binoculours, small notebooks, and wide brimmed hats. However you don’t have to be David Attenborough to appreciate the truly spectular native birds New...

blog / 08.09.2016

An informative article discussing the scientific benefits of green walls in our cities brought to you by businessgreen.com "Planting living "green walls" of vegetation could provide a faster and cheaper way of cleaning up the air in cities than large-scale initiatives such as congestion charging, scientists...