Pest Control In South Auckland – Prevention Is Part Of The Solution


The word pest has a specific meaning in most regions of the world, and the pest control regime in South Auckland is no different. Most jurisdictions including New Zealand are now incorporating such a definition, and the result is that it is not just pests but also their prevention, that need to be addressed.

In most countries, pest control involves the killing or removing of the pests that are causing harm to human health, economic development, or the environment. It can also involve preventing them from re-emerging from their hiding places or breeding sites. In New Zealand, however, the term is used more narrowly and includes both wild and domestic pests and specific species of these.

When it comes to pest control in South Auckland, its effects may be far reaching. For example, any person or organisation who is considering moving into the area has to be aware of what they need to do in order to protect themselves from pests. This could mean turning up for work in clothing with protective clothing; applying insect repellents to their body; or taking steps to ensure their car, home or office remains pest free.

Another approach towards pest control in South Auckland is the installation of traps, baits and aerials. All of these methods of pest control are designed to deliver poisons and chemicals that are designed to kill insects, worms and other pests. They might be combined to form a full-scale treatment or in an integrated approach.

It is important to realize that there is no single method that will bring about maximum results. Instead, it is necessary to develop and employ a multi-pronged approach that can be used to reduce the incidence of pests in the first place.

A single approach that does not achieve the desired results will not yield the desired effect in the long run. It would be of benefit if, where possible, a third party or expert pest control professional were consulted for advice on the appropriate method of treatment.

Another important factor in the field of pest control is prevention. By ensuring that the person or company that is setting up the pest control procedure has the correct equipment, is trained and educated in this, and is following an effective protocol, it is possible to avoid the occurrence of any problems at all.

This is important when it comes to pest control in South Auckland. For instance, a lawnmower that is capable of being used in the presence of pest control products would be considered a “killer mower” by the industry standard, but a “care and cleaning mower” would be perfectly acceptable.

Mowers that have a wider range of attachments and “spy” mowers that emit smoke should be avoided. A device that emits only smoke would not affect the pests at all.

Where the pest control procedure itself is part of the prevention and control procedure, it is important to acknowledge that prevention is also part of the program. It is a fact that some pests require a certain amount of moisture, so that they can breed and be protected from predators and scavengers.

It is possible to control moisture by using stronger pesticides. It is also worth noting that natural water sources need to be treated in some way and often contain enzymes that are harmful to the pests.

When it comes to pest control in South Auckland, the benefits of prevention and control are obvious. There is no reason why anyone who wants to live in a home or business in the city should not take the time to ensure that their surroundings are free of pests.


On Special – This appealing mix of first and second grade plants is for home garden planting or farm re-vegetation. Seconds need immediate planting but quickly show rewarding growth.

Please note:Prices on this page apply only to the species shown, do not include catalogue stock and are all shipped from our Taupo branch.


Common Names to Scientific Names

Akakura Metrosideros carminea
Akapuka Griselinia lucida
Akeake Dodonaea viscosa
Akiraho Olearia paniculata
Bamboo rush;giant wire rush Sporadanthus ferrugineus
Bamboo Spike-Sedge Eleocharis sphacelata
Bead plant Nertera depressa
Bidibidi Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’
Black Beech Nothofagus solandri
Black Maire Nestegis cunninghamii
Black Mapou Pittosporum tenuifolium spp colensoi
Black Pine Prumnopitys taxifolia
Black Tree Fern Cyathea medullaris
Blue Grass Festuca coxii
Blue Tussock Poa colensoi
Bog Rush. Schoenus pauciflorus
Boxwood Hebe odora
Bristle Tussock Rytidosperma setifolia
Broadleaf Griselinia littoralis
Brown Stemmed Coprosma Coprosma acerosa brunnea
Buchanan’s Sedge Carex buchananii
Bush Astelia Astelia fragrans
Bush Clematis Clematis paniculata
Bush rice-grass Microlaena avenacea
Cabbage Tree Cordyline ‘Red Star’
Cabbage tree; Ti kouka Cordyline australis
Carex Grass Carex maorica
Celery-leaved Pine Phyllocladus trichomanoides
Chatham Is Aciphylla Aciphylla dieffenbachii
Chatham Island Festuca coxii
Chatham Island akeake Olearia traversii
Chatham Island Astelia Astelia chathamica
Chatham Island Forget-me-not Myosotidium hortensia
Chatham Island Geranium Geranium traversii
Chatham Island Mahoe Melicytus chathamicus
Chatham Island Mapou Myrsine chathamica
Christmas Tree Brachyglottis huntii
Coastal Maire Olearia solandri
Coastal Tree Daisy Olearia solandri
Common Tree Daisy Olearia arborescens
Cook’s Scurvy Grass Lepidium oleraceum
Coprosma Coprosma ‘Taiko’
Corokia Corokia ‘Emerald & Jade’
Coromandel Tree Daisy Olearia townsonii
Creeping Iris Libertia peregrinans
Creeping pohuehue Muehlenbeckia axillaris
Crimson Rata Metrosideros carminea
Crown Fern Blechnum discolor
Cutty Grass Carex geminata
Cypress hebe Leonohebe cupressoides
Dall’s Pittosporum Pittosporum dallii
Ewe Kuri; large leaved milk tree. Streblus banksii
Fern Lastropsis glabella
Fescue tussock Festuca novae-zelandiae
Five Finger Pseudopanax arboreus
Flax Phormium ‘Apricot Queen
Floribunda bush rose. Free flowering in summer. Rose Iceberg
Flowering manuka Leptospermum ‘Burgundy Queen’
Forest Cabbage Tree Cordyline banksii
Forsters Sedge Carex forsteri
Fragrant Tree Daisy Olearia fragrantissima
Geothermal kanuka Kunzea ericoides var microflora
Giant Lilyturf Liriope muscari
Giant umbrella sedge Cyperus ustulatus
Glasswort Sarcocornia quinqueflora
Golden Tainui Pomaderris kumeraho
Gossamer Grass Anemanthele lessoniana
Grass Carex tahoata ‘Taupo Bronze Warrior’
Green Akeake Dodonaea viscosa
Greys Groundsel hybrid Brachyglottis greyii ‘Sunshine’
Gully Fern Pneumatopteris pennigera
Gully Tree Fern Cyathea cunninghamii
Haekaro Pittosporum umbellatum
Hakeke Olearia ilicifolia
Hakekeke Olearia ilicifolia
Halls Totara Podocarpus hallii
Hangehange Geniostoma rupestre
Harakeke Phormium tenax
Hard Beech Nothofagus truncata x fusca
Hard-leaved Tree Daisy Olearia nummularifolia
Hebe Hebe albicans
Hen & Chicken Fern Asplenium bulbiferum
Hinau Elaeocarpus dentatus
Hokotaka Corokia macrocarpa
Hooked Sedge – Green Form Uncinia unciniata
Horoeka Pseudopanax crassifolius
Horopito Pseudowintera colorata
Houpara Pseudopanax lessonii
Huamakaroa Pseudopanax simplex
Hukihuki Coprosma tenuicaulis
Hunangamoho Chionochloa conspicua
Hungere – Narrow -leaved lacebark Hoheria angustifolia
Jointed Twig Rush Baumea articulata syn.Machaerina articulata
Joint-left rush Juncus holoshoenus var holoshoenus
Kahikatea Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Kaihua Parsonsia heterophylla
Kaikawaka Libocedrus bidwillii
Kaikomako Pennantia corymbosa
Kaiku/kaiwhiria Parsonsia heterophylla
Kaimanawa Carex. Carex astonii
Kakabeak Clianthus puniceus
Kakabeak ‘Kaka King’ Clianthus maximus ‘Kaka King’
Kakaho Austroderia fulvida syn Cortaderia
Kamahi Weinmannia racemosa
Kanono Coprosma grandifolia
Kanuka Kunzea ericoides
Karaka Corynocarpus laevigatus
Karamu Coprosma robusta
Karo Pittosporum crassifolium
Kauri Agathis australis
Kawaka; N Z Cedar Libocedrus plumosa
Kawakawa Macropiper excelsum var psittacorum
Kermadec Nikau Rhopalostylis baurei var cheesmanii
Kermadec Pohutukawa Metrosideros kermadecensis
Kiekie Freycinetia banksii
King Fern Ptisana salicina syn; Marattia salicina
Kiokio Blechnum novae-zealandiae
Kiwakiwa Blechnum fluviatile
Kohekohe Dysoxylum spectabile
Kohia Passiflora tetrandra
Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium
Korokio Corokia cotoneaster
Korokio taranga Corokia buddleioides
Koromiko Hebe stricta
Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata
Kowhai Sophora longicarinata
Kumarahou Pomaderris kumeraho
Kumarahou; Golen Tainui kumeraho
Kuripaka Dicksonia fibrosa
Kuta Eleocharis sphacelata
Lacebark Hoheria populnea
Lake Clubrush Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Syn; S.validus
Lancewood Pseudopanax crassifolius
Lemonwood Pittosporum eugenioides
Long-leaved Lacebark Hoheria sexstylosa
Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus
Mahoe Wao Melicytus lanceolatus
Maire Tawaki Syzygium maire
Makomako Aristotelia serrata
Malborough Rock Daisy Pachystegia rufa
Mamaku Cyathea medullaris
Mamangi Coprosma arborea
Manuka Leptospermum scoparium
Maori Ice Plant Disphyma australe
Maori Jasmine Parsonsia heterophylla
Mapou Myrsine australis
Marlborough Rock Daisy Pachystegia insignis
Marsh Clubrush Bolboschoenus fluviatilis
Matagouri Discaria toumatou
Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia
Mingimingi Coprosma propinqua
Miniature toetoe Chionochloa flavicans
Miro Prumnopitys ferruginea
Monro’s Daisy Brachyglottis monroi
Montane Totara Podocarpus cunninghamii
Moss Scleranthus biflorus
Mountain Beech Nothofagus solandri var cliff
Mountain Celery Pine Phyllocladus alpinus
Mountain Five Finger Pseudopanax colensoi
Mountain Flax Phormium cookianum
Mountain flax- Wharariki Phormium cookianum spp. hookeri
Mountain Holly Olearia ilicifolia
Mountain Lacebark Hoheria glabrata
Mountain Toatoa Phyllocladus alpinus
Mountain Totara Podocarpus nivalis
Mountain Tutu Coriaria pteridoides
Muriwai Carex Carex testacea ”Muriwai”
Mutton Bird Sedge Carex trifida
N Z Blueberry Dianella nigra
N Z Daphne Pimelea prostrata
N Z Flax Phormium tenax
N Z Honeysuckle Knightia excelsa
N Z Iris Libertia grandiflora
N Z Lilac Hebe hulkeana
N Z Mountain Cedar Libocedrus bidwillii
N Z Passion Vine Passiflora tetrandra
N Z Tree Fern Dicksonia squarrosa
Napuka Hebe speciosa
Narrow leaved snow tussock Chionochloa rigida
Narrow-leaved Maire Nestegis montana
Native Broom Carmichaelia australis
Native Jasmine Parsonsia capsularis
Native ornamental grass Carex comans
Native sedge Carex dipsacea
Native Spinage Tetragonia implexicoma
Needle Coprosma Coprosma rugosa
Ngaio Myoporum laetum
Nikau Rhopalostylis sapida
North Island Kowhai Sophora tetraptera
North Island Toetoe Austroderia toetoe syn. Cortaderia
Northern Rata Metrosideros robusta
Nut sedge Baumea tenax syn. Machaerina tenax
NZ Iris Libertia cranwelliae
NZ Myrtle Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Red Dragon’
NZ Spinage;Kokihi Tetragonia tetragoniodes
Oioi Jointed Rush Apodasmia similis
Orihou Pseudopanax colensoi
Oro-Oro Nestegis montana
Pahautea Libocedrus bidwillii
Panakenake Lobelia angulata, syn. Pratia angulata
Parataniwha; NZ Begonia Elatostema rugosum
Pata Schefflera digitata
Pate Schefflera digitata
Pepepe Machaerina sinclairii
Pepper Tree Macropiper excelsum;syn Piper
Peppertree Pseudowintera colorata
Perching Lily Astelia solandri
Pigeonwood Hedycarya arborea
Pingao Ficinia spiralis (Desmoschoenus)
Pittosporum Pittosporum turneri
Pohuehue Muehlenbeckia complexa
Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsa X cultivars
Pohutukawa – NZ Christmas tree Metrosideros excelsa
Pokaka Elaeocarpus hookerianus
Ponga Cyathea dealbata
Poor Knights Lily Arthropodium bifurcatum ‘White Knight’
Porcupine shrub Melicytus alpinus
Poroporo Solanum aviculare
Portuguese Laural Prunus lusitanica
Prostrate Kowhai Sophora prostrata
Puataua Clematis forsterii
Puawhananga Clematis paniculata
Puka Meryta sinclairii
Pukapuka Brachyglottis repanda
Pukatea Laurelia novae-zelandiae
Pukio Carex secta
Purei Carex secta
Puriri Vitex lucens
Purple Akeake Dodonaea viscosa ‘purpurea’
Putaputaweta Carpodetus serratus
Ralph’s Kohuhu Pittosporum ralphii
Ramarama Lophomyrtus bullata
Ramarama x Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Gloriosa’
Rangiora Brachyglottis repanda
Rasp Fern Doodia media
Raupo; bullrush Typha orientalis
Rautawhiri Pseudopanax colensoi
Rautini Brachyglottis huntii
Red Beech Nothofagus fusca
Red form -syn ‘rubra’ Uncinia uncinata ‘rubra’
Red Fruit Karamu Coprosma rhamnoides
Red Matipou Myrsine australis
Red Pine Dacrydium cupressinum
Red Robin Photinia
Red Tussock Chionochloa rubra
Renga renga lily Arthropodium bifurcatum ‘Matapouri Bay’
Rengarenga Lily Arthropodium cirratum ”Te Puna”
Rewarewa Knightia excelsa
Ribbonwood Plagianthus regius
Rimu Dacrydium cupressinum
Rock Daisy Pachystegia insignis var minor
Rohutu Lophomyrtus obcordata
Rough Tree Fern Dicksonia squarrosa
Rush Juncus pallidus
Rush syn; Isolepis nodosa Ficinia nodosa
Saltmarsh Ribbonwood Plagianthus divaricatus
Sand Coprosma Coprosma acerosa
Sand Sedge Carex pumila
Scented tree daisy Olearia odorata
Scrambling Broom Carmichaelia kirkii
Sea Rush Juncus krausii var australiensis
Sedge Gahnia setifolia
Shining Karamu Coprosma lucida
Shining spleenwort Asplenium oblongifolium
Shore Astelia Astelia banksii
Shrubby pohuehue Muehlenbeckia astonii
Silver Beech Nothofagus menziesii
Silver Cottonwood Ozothamnus leptophyllus
Silver Fern Cyathea dealbata
Silver Tussock Poa cita
Smith’s Milkwood Streblus smithii
Snow Tussock Chionochloa Taupo Geyser
Soft Tree Fern Cyathea smithii
South Island Broom Carmichaelia arborea
South Island Toetoe Austroderia richardii syn Cortaderia
Southern Rata Metrosideros umbellata
Spinifex – Tumbleweed Spinifex sericeus
Stiff Karamu Coprosma rigida
Streamside Tree Daisy Olearia cheesemanii
Supplejack Ripogonum scandens
Swamp Astelia Astelia grandis
Swamp Sedge Carex virgata
Sweet Smelling Broom Carmichaelia odorata
Tainui Pomaderis apetala
Tanekaha Phyllocladus trichomanoides
Tanguru Olearia albida
Taraire Beilschmiedia tarairi
Tarata Pittosporum eugenioides
Tauhinu Ozothamnus leptophyllus
Taupata-Mirror Bush Coprosma repens
Tawa Beilschmiedia tawa
Tawapou Planchonella costata
Tawhai Nothofagus menziesii
Tawhairaunui Nothofagus truncata x fusca
Tawhairauriki Nothofagus solandri
Tawherowhero Quintinia serrata
Tawhiri karo- Perching kohuhu Pittosporum Cornifolium
Tea Tree Leptospermum scoparium
Tecomanthe Tecomanthe speciosa
Thick-leaved Porcupine Plant Melicytus crassifolius
Thick-leaved Tree Daisy Olearia pachyphylla
Thin-barked Totara Podocarpus hallii
Ti-rauriki Cordyline pumilo
Titirangi Hebe speciosa
Titoki Alectryon excelsus
Toa Toa Phyllocladus glaucus
Toetoe Austroderia splendens syn. Cortaderia
Toothed Lancewood Pseudopanax ferox
Toro Myrsine salicina
Toropapa Alseuosmia macrophylla
Toru Toronia toru
Totara Podocarpus ‘ Matapouri Bay’
Tree Daisy Olearia lineata
Tree Fern Dicksonia fibrosa
Tukauki Libertia grandiflora
Turepo Streblus microphylla
Tussock Stipa stipoides
Tutu Coriaria arborea
Wavy-leaved Coprosma Coprosma tenuifolia
Weeping Matipo Myrsine divaricata
Westland Quintinia Quintinia acutifolia
Wharangi Melicope ternata
Wharawhara Astelia banksii
Whau Entelea arborescens
Wheki Dicksonia squarrosa
Wheki-ponga Dicksonia fibrosa
White Maire Nestegis lanceolata
White Pine Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
White Rata Metrosideros perforata
Whiteywood Melicytus ramiflorus
Wineberry Aristotelia serrata
Wiwi – syn; J.gregiflorus Juncus edgariae
Yellow Akeake Olearia paniculata
Yellow Silver Pine Lepidothamnus intermedius


1. Definitions

1.1 TNPN shall mean THE Native Plant Nursery Limited, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Taupo Native Plant Nursery Limited.
1.2 “Customer” shall mean the Customer (or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Customer) as described on any quotation, Credit Account Application Form, Order Form or other form as provided by TNPN to the Customer.
1.3 “Guarantor” means that person (or persons), or entity, who agrees to be liable for the debts of the Customer on a principal debtor basis.
1.4 “Goods” shall mean all goods supplied by TNPN to the Customer (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Goods as hereinafter defined), all such goods shall be as described on the invoices, quotation, catalogue or any other forms provided by TNPN to the Customer and shall include any advice or recommendations.
1.5 “Price” shall mean the price payable for the Goods as quoted or stated by TNPN to the Customer by way of written or verbal quote, also as displayed on a current pricing list or catalogue.


2. Acceptance

2.1 Any instructions received by TNPN from the Customer or the Customer’s acceptance of goods supplied by TNPN shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein, these are printed in the catalogue, on quotation or available on request.
2.2 Where more than one Customer has entered into this agreement, the Customers shall be jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Price.
2.3 Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Customer the terms and conditions are binding and can only be amended with the written consent of TNPN.
2.4 The Customer shall give TNPN not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Customer or any change in the Customer’s name and/or any other change in the Customer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Customer’s address, fax number, or business practice). The Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by TNPN as a result of the Customer’s failure to comply with this clause.
2.5 Goods are supplied by TNPN only on the terms and conditions of trade herein to the exclusion of anything to the contrary in the terms of the Customer’s order notwithstanding that any such order is placed on terms that purport to override these terms and conditions of trade.


3. Price and Payment

3.1 At TNPN’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:
(a) As indicated on invoices provided by TNPN to the Customer in respect of the Goods supplied; or
(b) TNPN’s current pricing sheet contained within the catalogue or available on request.
(c) TNPN’s quoted Price (subject to clause 3.2) which shall be binding upon TNPN provided that the Customer shall accept TNPN’s quotation in writing within twenty one (21) days of issue.
(d) TNPN has made every endeavour to ensure that all prices given in the Catalogue (including freight) are correct at time of going to press, However, all prices are subject to change and the Company reserves the right to amend prices as deemed necessary.
3.2 TNPN reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a requested variation to TNPN’s quotation.
3.3 Payment for all orders is required before order is dispatched by way of Direct Credit or credit card (mastercard or visa only) unless a credit account has been approved by management. A credit account application form is available on request.
3.4 Payment of invoices charged to an approved account shall be due twenty (20) days following the end of the month in which a statement/ invoice is posted to the Customer’s address or address for notices.
3.5 Payment will be made by cash, or by cheque, or by any other method as agreed to between the Customer and TNPN.
3.6 GST and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.
3.7 Orders
(a) Anyone can become a customer, there is no minimum order requirement.
(b) Orders can be placed through TNPN’s website, by email, fax, in writing, or phone. When placing an order, the customer must state the preferred container size, the number of plants for each species and any special offer quote/price that applies. In the case of an inability to supply certain varieties an alternative will be supplied with the consent of the customer.
(c) Orders must be placed at least five working days prior to dispatch or collection and up to 10-15 working days in advance during the main sales season of April to September inclusive. Order dispatch is on a ‘first-in-first-served’ basis. If the order is urgent the customer may inform TNPN of this fact and TNPN will endeavour to accommodate the customer, taking into account existing orders.
(d) Special Packs/Plant Pack – These packs are made up of a mixture of plants and are competitively priced. Plant mixtures are determined by TNPN. By choosing to order a pack, the Customer agrees to accept the selection of plants provided. Requests to include/exclude or substitute more than one species from a pack is not possible. In such instances, the Customer has the option to purchase their plants individually.
(e) Specials/Updates list – Customers are required to quote the relevant Specials and Update List when ordering from this list. All orders received will be treated as general catalogue orders unless otherwise specified on the order.
3.8 Dispatch of Orders
(a) Please see ‘Freight Costs and Details’ at the start of the Current Catalogue for details on delivery timings and options. The information provided in this section forms part of the Terms of Trade.
(b) Orders are dispatched as soon as possible after an order has been placed (see Placing Orders for timings). Large ($1000+) can be held by arrangement and will require a non-refundable minimum advance payment of 15%, unless agreed otherwise by TNPN.
(c) Plants can be purchased outside the normal planting period and will survive comfortably in their containers when watered regularly. This has the advantage of allowing the plant to adjust to the local environment.


4. Delivery of Orders

4.1 At TNPN’s sole discretion delivery of the Goods shall take place when:
(a) TNPN provides the Goods at TNPN’s address; or
(b) TNPN provides the Goods at the Customer’s nominated address.
4.2 Delivery of any Goods to a third party nominated by the Customer is deemed to be delivery to the Customer for the purposes of this agreement.
4.3 TNPN may deliver the Goods by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid
for in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
4.4 The failure of TNPN to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated.
4.5 TNPN shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever due to failure by TNPN to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all where due to circumstances beyond the control of TNPN.

5. Risk

5.1 The risk in the goods will pass from TNPN to the Customer upon loading onto a transport operator bound for the Customer’s nominated delivery address.
5.2 Goods damaged or stolen after delivery are the responsibility of the Customer for all purposes.

6. Title

Notwithstanding the passing of risk, the Customer agrees the legal ownership of the goods, which are sold by TNPN to the Customer, shall remain with TNPN until payment in full of all goods purchased has been received.
6.1 Receipt by TNPN of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised and until then TNPN’s ownership or rights in respect of the Goods shall continue.

7. Loss, Damage or Defects

7.1 Claims for loss or damage are to be made to the last carrier immediately. Please also advise TNPN of any problems/claims lodged with the last carrier. TNPN accepts no responsibility for any damage that may occur after dispatch of the Goods.
7.2 The Customer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify TNPN of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford TNPN an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which TNPN has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, TNPN’s liability is limited to either (at TNPN’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods.


8. Returns of Goods

8.1 Returns of Goods will only be accepted provided that:
(a) TNPN has agreed in writing to accept the return of the Goods; and
(b) The Goods are returned at the Customer’s cost within eight (8) days of the delivery date; and
(c) TNPN will not be liable for Goods which have not been stored or planted in a proper manner; and
(d) The Goods are returned in the condition in which they were delivered and with all packaging material, information cards and instruction material in as new condition as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.
8.2 TNPN may (at their sole discretion) accept the return of Goods for credit but this may incur a handling fee of
up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight costs.


9. Warranty

9.1 For Goods not produced by TNPN, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. TNPN shall not be bound by nor be responsible for any term, condition,
representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Goods.


10. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

10.1 If the Customer is acquiring Goods for the purposes of a trade or business, the Customer acknowledges that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply to the supply of Goods by TNPN to the Customer.

11. Default & Consequences of Default

11.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due daily until the date of payment at a rate of (2.5%) per calendar month and such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate after as well as before any judgement.
11.2 If the Customer defaults in payment of any invoice when due, the Customer shall indemnify TNPN from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by TNPN in pursuing the debt including legal costs on a solicitor and own Customer basis and TNPN’s collection agency costs.
11.3 Without prejudice to any other remedies TNPN may have, if at any time the Customer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), TNPN may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Customer and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. TNPN will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because TNPN has exercised its rights under this clause.
11.4 If any account remains overdue after thirty (30) days then an amount of the greater of twenty dollars ($20.00) or ten percent (10.00%) of the amount overdue (up to a maximum of two hundred dollars ($200.00)) shall be levied for administration fees which sum shall become immediately due and payable.


12. Cancellation

12.1 TNPN may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Customer. On giving such notice TNPN shall repay to the Customer any sums paid in respect of the Price. TNPN shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.
12.2 In the event that the Customer cancels the delivery of Goods the Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by TNPN (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.


13. Privacy Act 1993

13.1 The Customer and the Guarantor/s (if separate to the Customer) authorises TNPN to:
(a) collect, retain and use any information about the Customer and/or Guarantors, for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s and/or Guarantors creditworthiness or marketing products and Goods to the Customer and/or Guarantors;
And (b) disclose information about the Customer and/or Guarantors, whether collected by TNPN from the Customer
and/or Guarantors directly or obtained by TNPN from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or notifying a default by the Customer and/or Guarantors.
13.2 Where the Customer and/or Guarantors are an individual the authorities under clause 17.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.
13.3 The Customer and/or Guarantors shall have the right to request TNPN for a copy of the information about the Customer and/or Guarantors retained by TNPN and the right to request TNPN to correct any incorrect information about the Customer and/or Guarantors held by TNPN.


14. General

14.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
14.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.
14.3 TNPN shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Customer for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/ or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer arising out of a breach by TNPN of these terms and conditions.
14.4 In the event of any breach of this contract by TNPN the remedies of the Customer shall be limited to damages
which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods.
14.5 The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to
the Customer by TNPN nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
14.6 TNPN may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.
14.7 TNPN reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at any time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which TNPN notifies the Customer of such change.
14.8 The provisions of the Contractual Remedies Act 1979 shall apply to this contract as if section 15(d) were omitted
from the Contractual Remedies Act 1979.
14.9 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action,
fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.
14.10 The failure by TNPN to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect TNPN’s right to subsequently enforce that provision.





Please  Note:  That All Trays Used With Our Truck Deliveries  Remain The Property Of The Nursery.

Non return of trays will incur a $4.00 charge.



Orders can be placed in a number of ways:

  • On this website
  • Fax 0800 828 764 Phone 07 378 5450
  • Post Taupo Native Plant Nursery, PO Box 437, Taupo 3351

There is no minimum order value required in order to be a customer.



The turnaround time for orders is generally no more than five working days. During our busy season of April
through to September we would advise you to allow between 10 and 15 working days to ensure your order
is sent out in plenty of time. We will do our best to accommodate urgent orders.

Catalogue orders are despatched from Taupo by courier Monday to Thursday only. Allow up to two days for
urban deliveries and three to four days for rural deliveries.


Freight Costs

One large box equals one of the following grades:

100 x RTH grade plants 64 x RTT grade plants
12 x PB3 grade plants 12 x Pot 14 grade plants
9 x PB5 grade plants 50 x OG grade plants

Plants taller than 50cm may require double boxing which will incur an extra freight cost of $6.00 per box.


Truck Deliveries

Large orders (100+ PB grades) can be trucked to our South Auckland nursery for personal collection from there, for a reduced freight rate. If your order is larger than 200 x Pot/PBs and you can be flexible with delivery dates and drop off point, we may be able to deliver in one of our trucks at a reduced freight rate (North Island only). This may result in a longer wait as truck deliveries need to carry several orders to the same area, in order to be economically viable. Please note this delivery option is not always available.

Truck deliveries are calculated on a per order basis. A small fee will be charged for each tray left at the delivery site, refundable upon return of the trays.


Rural Delivery

An additional charge of $3.95 per box is added for rural deliveries (classed as rural by our courier company). Some Rural Post agents cannot accommodate boxes in their vehicles and an alternative urban address is required or collection from the courier depot. Orders sent in several boxes may be delivered in split consignments by the Rural Post person. Plants requiring double boxing cannot be delivered to rural delivery addresses. You will be requested to supply an alternative urban address for delivery.


Please note: All trays used for truck deliveries are the property of The Native Plant Nursery. Non-returned trays attract a $4 charge per tray.


Welcome to The Native Plant Nurseries where all our plants are grown by specialists whose vast knowledge and expertise is part of every plant you purchase. Our garden centres are a resource, not just for plants, but for information, so you grow the most productive and best possible vegetation projects. We want our plants to grow successfully so we put great care into giving each plant an optimum start at The Native Plant Nurseries.

Ask our team for our full catalogue and reference guide. The comprehensive plant listings are supported by a reference key with ‘species tolerance’ and ‘use’ symbols.

Listed prices do not include GST which will be added when you confirm your order.

Please allow a minimum of five (5) working days for dispatch or collection of your order during our busy season in winter and spring.

All website orders are dispatched from our original Taupo nursery. Current dispatch time is eight (8) working days.


Memorable gifts that keep on giving make ideal presents for birthdays, Christmas and special occasions. Delivered to your door and beautifully packaged, Gift Boxes make the receiver special.



The Native Plant Nurseries have gift vouchers to suit every budget up to $200. All vouchers are redeemable at any of our Garden Centres and Nurseries in Taupo, South Auckland and Christchurch. They can be purchased over the phone with Mastercard, Visa, or Direct Debit.



Taupo Garden Centre – (07) 378-5450
155 Centennial Dr Taupo
7 days from 9am-4:30pm Weekdays and from 9am-4:00pm Weekends

Taupo Nursery – (07) 378-5450
155 Centennial Dr Taupo
8am-4:30pm Monday to Friday
Place orders 5 days in advance for collection on weekends

South Auckland Nursery –(09) 235-3543
341 Glenbrook-Waiuku Rd, Glenbrook 2681
8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Thursday and from 8:30am-3pm Friday
Closed weekends

Christchurch Garden Centre –(03) 385-9008
478 Marshlands Road, Marshland, Christchurch
7 days from 9am-4:30pm

Christchurch Nursery –(03) 385-9008
478 Marshlands Road, Marshland, Christchurch

Head Office –(09) 235-3543
341 Glenbrook-Waiuku Road
P O Box 583, Waiuku, 2341

A Quick Guide To Steam Cleaning Auckland


If you are suffering from an allergy, skin irritation, or other health condition that is making you miserable, the best thing to do is consult a professional who specializes in mould removal Auckland. The professionals at Steam and Dry have been helping people in New Zealand for over twenty years with the removal of molds.

Steam and Dry are not a one-time deal, but rather a service that will continue to be in place as long as there are individuals in New Zealand affected by molds. If you suspect your business or home may have a mold problem, they will walk you through the entire process from start to finish, with the right training, expertise, and equipment to effectively deal with the situation on the ground. In fact, in 2020 the New Zealand housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) rated Molds as a category one health risk.

Molds are organisms that live in moist areas such as in basements, attics, bathrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, crawl spaces, attics, crawl spaces, etc. These mold spores can cause allergies and other health conditions if inhaled. If your family suffers from a respiratory condition, you know how difficult it can be to breathe and how uncomfortable that can be. A simple remedy for this is the steam and dry method for mold removal.

Molds are very common in basements in New Zealand. Basements are damp, hot, and dusty. A good solution to removing molds is to use a high-pressure water jet or steam cleaning system to clean the area and get rid of any remaining spores.

Steam cleaning Auckland experts have the tools necessary to effectively remove molds. They use high pressure water jets to loosen the soil and dust in your basement. The moisture helps loosen the soil and dust. This allows for the removal of molds in a timely fashion. They have the proper equipment to extract any mold particles from the soil which can include the use of heat.

This is a health risk in itself. Not only does high-pressure water to remove the molds, but it removes any spores which are still in the soil, as well.

Steam cleaning Auckland has the right equipment and training to clean your home from roof to floor. and back so you don’t have to worry about mold growing back. Once the molds are removed, there are no more hidden or potential health risks. because steam cleaning Auckland will destroy the mold colony as well.

Steam Cleaning Auckland can help you save a ton of money by preventing you from having to replace carpets, furniture, tiles, flooring, paint, or anything else you would have to repair or replace. As the owner of your home, you can relax knowing your health has not been compromised, and you won’t have to replace your costly carpet or upholstery. The investment in steam cleaning Auckland will last a lifetime if you properly maintain the cleaning routine and maintenance.

Once you have the correct equipment at your disposal, all that remains is to turn on the steam and let it do its job. Once the water begins to enter your home, you won’t have to worry about dealing with mold again. You will see and feel the difference immediately.

Homeowners who live in older homes have to deal with asbestos. Asbestos was once a major problem in New Zealand but there are now new systems that were put in place to prevent this problem. This includes the use of steam cleaning Auckland to remove the asbestos fibers from the soil and ceiling and walls.

Mold is something everyone should be concerned about. Mold is often associated with old buildings and decaying wood. However, it is also prevalent in your home. In some cases it is the result of poor maintenance.

Mold has many layers and if not removed, it may cause serious harm to your health, especially to your health and well being. Mold can also grow in areas that were once sealed off from the outside world. Mold can be inhaled, causing serious health problems. Even if you don’t have asthma or allergies, you can still have breathing problems. If you are exposed to high levels of mold spores, you can experience sinus problems and other health problems.