Josh Emett and local school children keeping Queenstown crimson
On Tuesday 20 October, Josh Emett from Rātā Dining joined Project Crimson Trustee Ruud Kleinpaste (a.k.a “the Bugman”) and 40 children from Remarkables Primary School to plant 350 native trees on the Kelvin Heights Peninsula, including around 40 southern rātās.
Bushy Park Trust and Project Crimson to improve visitor access to Ratanui
Bushy Park, with its 90ha rain forest, has possibly one of the best examples of a New Zealand rata forest, containing significant presence of northern rata. It’s home to the impressive “Ratanui” a 43m high, 12m round tree, believed to be the country’s largest rata. National conservation charity Project Crimson has been supporting Bushy Park Trust’s northern rata initiatives for many years, and they are once again a recipient of funding following Project Crimson’s 2015 Community Restoration Programme.