Nga Uri o Hau Native Nursery

Proudly owned by Te Uri o Hau

Nga Uri o Hau Native Nursery is located in Te Arai, Mangawhai, and is a Northland-based wholesale plant supplier specialising in native species. We provide wholesale plant supply for both restoration/ conservation and the wider landscaping industry within New Zealand. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction is a daily priority. This attitude, together with the ability to adapt an everchanging market has cemented Nga Uri o Hau Native Nursery's position in the horticultural industry.


Our Story

Ngā Uri o Hau Native Nursery is owned by Te Uri o Hau (TUOH) and was established in 2016 with the goal of driving social, economic, and environmental outcomes for Te Uri o Hau and rural community development for the region – including, employment opportunities and biodiversity and ecosystem improvement. 
Te Uri o Hau is a hapū (subtribe) of the Ngāti Whātua Iwi (tribe) and is located in the North Island boarded by the Mangawhai and Kaipara Harbours. Te Uri o Hau is represented by more than 8000 beneficiaries, who are the tangata whenua and kaitiaki of natural resources within their rohe (the tribal statutory area) of Te Uri o Hau.
The nursery has been part of TUOH’s Project Mahuhu which aims to restore the Kaipara Harbour through sustainable riparian planting, thereby minimizing and/or preventing silt flowing from streams and rivers into the harbour. The nursery has distributed around one million plants to over 200 individuals and organisations for conservation planting, principally within the catchments of the Kaipara Harbour.


Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust

The Crown acknowledged that Te Uri o Hau has suffered injustices which impaired Te Uri o Hau economic, social and cultural development. On 17 October 2002 the Historical Claims of Te Uri o Hau were settled by way of the Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Act 2002.

The mandated negotiators envisaged that the settlement would enable Te Uri o Hau to begin a 25 year development plan to enable Te Uri o Hau people to move away from historical grievances and towards obtaining socio-economic parity with the general population.

Having received the cultural and commercial redress properties Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust set up a unique structure to achieve its objective in ‘having self reliance within it’s rohe and achieving parity with the rest of New Zealand for the next generations’.


What’s Happening

There are lots of things coming up and we want to see you there. From practical workshops, funding opportunities for your projects, community field days and more, our team is always ready to showcase what we have.

One Billion Tree Programme

The Government has developed the One Billion Tree Programme to increase tree planting across New Zealand. The goal is to double the current planting rate to reach one billion trees planted by 2020. Get in touch with us to find out about the programme and what funding and grants are available.


Tupu Ake

In 2018 NUoH Native Nursery eco sourced manuka seed from Ngati Hine and propagated trees in which this group of youth were trained and had developed the necessary skills to plant these back in to the local area. A field trip to the nursery was conducted in November 2019 where they experienced how the seeds were processed and grown.

Marae DIY Oruawharo - 2019

NUoH Native Nursery was showcased on Marae DIY episode 15 late 2019 as part of the Oruawharo marae DIY project. Our native nursery provided plants for this very worthy project.

Kaipara District Council - TUOH Hikoi

As part of the KDC rohe tour NUoH Native Nursery was their second stop of the day after their visit to Baldrock. Keep your eye out for footage of this trip.