Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai.
BY MANY, BY THOUSANDS, THE WORK WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED.
Since we began restoring Tahi’s land, trees, wetlands, streams and sand dunes in 2004 – and that’s just the beginning. You see, the more we restore, regenerate and renew, the more birds, insects, invertebrates and fish return to our land and waterways. Not to mention the smallest, busiest workers at Tahi …the bees!
Trees & Plants
- 349,000 native trees planted since 2004.
(43,560 trees planted 2 feet apart would cover 1 acre = 8.0 acres of planting = 128 tennis courts).
- 14% of Tahi has been restored with native shrubs = 85 football fields.
- 141 plant & tree species recorded; 93 native species planted of which 19 are reintroductions.
- Puriri an important forest tree can accumulate (sequester) 1200 t/ha of CO2 over 80 years and store it for 500+ years. Kauri can accumulate and store carbon for 1000+ years.
(small car weighs 1t, puriri carbon accumulation 1200t = 1200 small cars).
- 250,000 seedlings produced by our nursery.
Wetlands & Sand Dunes
- Previously all wetlands had been drained, 84.7 acres (34.3 ha) of wetland have been re-established.
(equiv. to 1314 tennis courts)
- 10.8 acres (4.4 ha) of significant coastal sand dunes protected.
(equiv. to 168 tennis courts or 6 soccer fields)
Streams & Lakes
- 9,157m of streams under protection management.
(equiv. to 214 Empire State buildings or 3128 Eiffel towers laid end to end)
- 2003 – no lakes left, 2019 – 11.1 acres (4.5 ha) of lakes created.
(equiv. to 36 Olympic sized swimming pools)
Bees & Birds
- 12,970+ people have visited Tahi, including 300 kids who have participated in our Bee Friends Programme. (Now included in National School Curriculum)
- Family history of bee keeping since 1888.
- 71 species have returned/now present, including 22 endangered/protected.
(2003 – only 14 species)
Fish & Reptiles
- Tahi now has 9 out of 15 possible native fish species.
(An indicator of healthy water)
- Rarely seen pre 2003, several native species of skinks and geckos are now often seen.
- 2,064 tons of carbon sequestered (7,497 tons of CO2) and estimated to be stored in trees planted since 2004.
- 7,031 tons of carbon stored in the soil since 2004.
- 85,000 tonnes of carbon equates to 255,000m*2 of glacier ice saved from melting.
New Zealand Sustainable Business Network
The Long Run
Global Ecosphere Retreats
New Zealand Food Safety Authority – Tahi Honey
Ministry of Primary Industries – Tahi Honey
Ministry of Primary Industries – Animal Products Exporter
Forbes Packaging – PEFC – Sustainable Paper Products
2020 London Quality Awards: GOLD – All four honey’s entered won gold in the blind tasting (Beelicious, Kānuka, Pohutukawa and Mānuka UMF™ 5+)
2020 NZ Sustainable Business Network Awards Finalist – Restoring Nature (Sponsored by the Department of Conservation)
2018 NZ Sustainable Business Network Awards – Restoring Nature ‘Commendation’
2017 Selected for the Lurzer’s Archive 200 World’s Best Packaging Design (Tahi)
2016 QualmarkFarm Stewardship Award Water Quality Enhancement Award – Enviro Award Gold
2016 Ballance Farm Environment Awards – Northland Regional Council Water Quality Enhancement Award
2016 Balance Farm Environment Awards – Farm Stewardship Awards (in partnership with the QEii National Trust and the NZ Farm Environment Trust)
2016 Highly Commended Award for Pride In Print (Tahi)
2014 New Zealand Best Awards Finalist in Packaging Design Awards for Tahi Honey
2011 Winner Sustainable Business Network Awards (small to medium). National winner ‘Trailblazer Small and Medium Business Award’