Community Plant Nursery

Community Native Plant Nursery

We are developing a new larger native plant nursery behind the Muriwai Surf Club.

If you would like to be involved with the project please contact our nursery manager is 

Robin Foubister 

Plant Growing Unit 'PGU'

Our Plant Growing Unit helps to grow our plants for our various projects in Muriwai. This was made possible by a grant from the Lion Foundation and in co-operation with the local Rangers.

The PGU is a quantum leap for us and will enable MEACT to have thousands of seedlings ready for planting next spring.

We need more volunteers to help care for our seedlings... please contact Robin - our nursery coordinator.
We have a seed collection and propagation program underway with the aim off building up over 1000 plants which are sourced and grown locally by the community for local re-vegetation projects and to assist those participating in our Community Weedbusters Project.  Work with Auckland Council staff to build up our stock of locally grown natives for regeneration projects. 
Great opportunity for anyone with green fingers or who wants to learn more about native plant species while building up a sustainable stock for projects.

New home for nursery

posted 25 Mar 2016, 01:07 by Phelan Pirrie   [ updated 25 Mar 2016, 01:08 ]

After a huge effort by Erin we have a lease on a section of the Muriwai Village Green to base our new expanded nursery in, we're currently working on plans for this and if you'd be interested in getting involved please email Phelan on

MeACT Plant Nursery

posted 4 Mar 2013, 16:31 by Phelan Pirrie

MeACT Plant Nursery
We have a small but dedicated team that Robin Foubister has put together but we still need more people to help. Currently we are still re potting our seedlings and if you can help it would be appreciated even for an hour - it all helps.

What: Re potting seedlings
When: Any time the Ranger Station is open
Where: Ranger Station Motutara Road
Who: Anyone is welcome!
Contact: Robin Foubister. MeACT Nursery Coordinater. Phone: 411 7323 or 021 159 2469. Email:

Plant nursery kicks off 2013

posted 4 Feb 2013, 15:10 by Phelan Pirrie   [ updated 5 Feb 2013, 01:36 by Gerry Henley ]

Our first working bee for 2013 kicked off with a great turnout of adult and kids (KidsEco club) volunteering to help "bag up"  seedlings and prepare the area for the influx of plants.

This was also a chance to meet our new Nursery coordinator Robin Foubister.

To contact Robin email: robin@muriwai.mob

Volunteer Plant Nursey Manager Needed

posted 27 Nov 2012, 20:36 by Phelan Pirrie

Nursery 'Manager' Needed.
Sadly, Vicki who has been doing awesome work getting our plant nursery up and running this year finds herself unable to commit to this project in 2013 because of study commitments.

Our plant nursery is an integral part of our 2013 planting plans, and we have some BIG projects for planned next year!

We're looking for a volunteer with a keen interest in plant propagation who could help put together and manage a team of horticultural enthusiasts.

If you would like to help with this project please contact us by email: or contact Phelan on either  021 844 124 /09 4118847      .

Plant Nursery Volunteers needed

posted 18 Oct 2012, 14:00 by Phelan Pirrie   [ updated 18 Oct 2012, 22:41 by Gerry Henley ]

If you are interested in helping in our native plant nursery on a Sunday morning once a month please contact us on No experience necessary, activities include collecting and sowing seed, potting up seedlings and weeding.

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