Dune Restoration

June 15, 2022
We at MBET have long been supporters and strong advocates for the dune restoration projects that Coastcare undertakes on the Coromandel Peninsula. Coastcare is a collaboration between the Thames Coromandel District Council, and the Waikato Regional Council. They provide plan...
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Autumnal abundance

April 14, 2022
As the summer heat slowly leaves us and the days begin to shorten, the growing plants have been flourishing throughout the early stages of Autumn. With sunny days, cooler nights and dewy mornings, the nursery is a lush panoply of green. Autumn is also the time for many of Ne...
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A large part of what MBET was founded upon and what it continues to stand for is sprouting the minds of the younger generations. Giving them an opportunity to learn, grow, and gain valuable experience within a field that they feel passionate about; environmental conservation...
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March 11, 2022
Many of you will know that the Mercury Bay Environmental Trust grew out of the Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre. When the School closed, we didn't really know what was next, but we did know that we didn’t want the environmental projects, that we had been working on for s...
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Collecting Dune Plant Seeds

February 1, 2022
At this time of the year our thoughts turn to seed collection, and the first group of plants we deal with are those from the sand dunes. We collect seeds from several dune plants but the biggest job is for Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus)....
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New Nursery

January 26, 2022
Ever since we started growing native plants our nursery’s been in my back yard, and over time as we have grown this has become less and less practical.  About 9 months ago we were invited to have a look at a piece of land in town as a possible site for a new nursery.T...
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