This plant is called Knobby Rush, the Maori name for it is Wiwi, and it plays an important part in the protection of our sand dunes. Last year we grew about 4000 of these plants and in this season we aim to do 10,000. There is a huge demand for these plants for the back dunes of all our beaches and we know that no matter now many we grow, there will be community groups wanting them. We are working closely with our local council, and hope to supply more and more of the Wiwi that they will need in the years to come.
Wiwi is not hard to grow, but as every plant needs to be pricked out and planted individually, it is still a big job when we start talking about big numbers of plants.