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Reconstruction of the grass track at Awapuni Racing Centre

Reconstruction of the grass track at Awapuni Racing Centre

Why redevelop the track? There were several issues with the performance of the grass track that prompted the decision to re-develop it. These included: Different Profile on ‘outside bend’ Interestingly the track has two home bends – an inner and an outer one, both of...

Auckland’s accidental wildflower meadows

Auckland’s accidental wildflower meadows

"I don’t know if it happens elsewhere, but in some parts of Auckland not mowing your grass verge is a thing. These grass verges are owned by the council but traditionally homeowners have willingly kept them mown – why wouldn’t you?" The upshot of all this is that...

Reducing Golf’s Environmental Impact

Reducing Golf’s Environmental Impact

“Understanding the importance of governance around golf course sustainability is a key requirement to ensure we are compliant with current NZ law and planning for the future. This fact sheet discusses many of the issues currently facing golf courses in a “sustainable...

NZSTI and Labosport Group

NZSTI and Labosport Group

NZSTI is a division of the Labosport Group, the leading sports surfaces technical institute, and together we offer the following services around the world: Consulting Testing and Certification Research & Innovation, and Training and Education 

Tupu Eco-sourcing at Rangikapiti Pa

Tupu Eco-sourcing at Rangikapiti Pa

Tupu students visited the Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve at Coopers Beach, Northland to undertake some practical learning in eco-sourcing seeds.  Management of the reserve by the Department of Conservation includes vegetation and predator control with volunteer...

Tupu Community Garden using Traditional Methods

Tupu Community Garden using Traditional Methods

As part of the evolution of the Tupu programme, the latest cohort has been given the opportunity to be caretakers of the Tuia māara area alongside some very knowledgeable kaumātua. Using the traditional principles of maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, the group...

Bespoke Training in the Solomon Islands

Bespoke Training in the Solomon Islands

NZSTI has completed a customised training project in the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara - a journey spanning 7,000km. NZSTI's tutor, Derek Ross, was present to deliver a week-long turf management program aimed at preparing grounds people for the upcoming Pacific...