Happy New Year!

Another year of evolution!

We have some exciting design projects ahead of us…….

After nearly 3 decades of landscape design we are still striving to be inventive and innovative while maintaining our core theme of heritage and nature.

After a somewhat chaotic end to 2018 where atmospheric abnormalities ruled the weather in disruptive and frustrating yet also exciting and invigorating ways. Henriette and I resolved to spend our break on impulse and randomness immersing ourselves with family, friends and like-minded strangers in our homely Coromandel Peninsula.

The above-mentioned weather promoted crystal clear streams,rivers and seascapes and the bush was alive and vibrant with new growth and birdsong. Although very busy, we had many interesting conversations with people also motivated and inspired by their chosen holiday environment to make positive interactions heading into 2019.

Our resolution as a business going forward is to foster good conversation on our environments both at home and at our favourite haunts to encourage social and communal improvements to the benefit of future generations.

Vanessa has well and truly settled into the “Wild Exposure way”after being with us for around 18 months. We have refined a sound design process and project management strategy going forward. After a very formative trip to the West Coast, her involvement in many significant design projects and the ongoing maintenance of historical Wild Exposure gardens, Vanessa has the confidence and support to make big strides this year.

Our new man Jordan Hicks has hit the ground running and is fitting into our team with infectious enthusiasm. With his qualifications in Sports Science, we see a good cross over in skill sets especially around motivation, team building and physical well-being – very important in our industry.

Muzza has masterful skills honed over the 22 years we have known him, and we are keen to see him fully realise his artistic strengths in stone and timber work, especially in commissioned sculptural pieces and memorials.We will maintain a constant collection of hand selected rock, stone and custom wood & timber supply for creation of artisan works.

Later in the year we plan to rationalise our ongoing erosion control, slip restoration and gully/wetland development into a specific environmental division to mitigate the impact of climate change effects as weather events and water quality issues become more prevalent for the general public, council and other entities.

As New Zealanders we are very adapt at coping and innovating and the next generation will be the ones to help turn things around. We need to educate and nurture ourselves into ensuring the scope, science, tools and knowledge will be available to them.

Happy New Year from the team at Wild Exposure.

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