Scion is a Crown Research Institute (http://www.scionresearch.com) dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and building a stronger biobased economy.
Greg Steward from Scion is an integral part of Song of the Kauri and was very gracious in allowing us to invade his offices with our crew and our gear to extract his vast kauri knowledge.
The Scion article regarding the film can be read here, Kauri makes economic return – by Greg Steward
Laurie Williams Guitars
Laurie (www.guitars.co.nz) creates stunning guitars, violins, mandolins and ukuleles made from recycled, reclaimed and discovered native timbers.
Tanes Tree Trust
Tanes Tree Trust (www.tanestrees.org.nz) is an organisation whose vision is:
“To see the majority of New Zealand landowners successfully planting and sustainably managing indigenous trees for multiple uses by 2020.”
Ian Barton is the chairman and was scheduled for fame in a cameo appearance in Song of the Kauri but sadly he was not well at filming time. Ian was at the premiere in Auckland and is a luminary in the NZ forest industry.
Kauri 2000 (http://www.kauri2000.co.nz) is a long term project to recreate significant stands of kauri on public owned land on the Coromandel Peninsula
Kauri dieback (http://kauridieback.co.nz) refers to the deadly kauri disease caused by Phytophthora taxon Agathis (or PTA). Read more about Kauri dideback in a blog post written by director Mathurin Molgat.
Forest and Bird
Formed in 1923, Forest & Bird (http://forestandbird.org.nz) has about 70,000 supporters in 50 branches that work on a variety of conservation activities, from re-forestation to lobbying, bird monitoring to weed-busting.
Chrometoaster (www.chrometoaster.com) is the creative outlet for Dave Turnbull, the co-producer of Song of the Kauri and a tour de force in NZ design and web. Digitising the NZ Film Archive or designing Song of the Kauri activist propaganda, look no further than Chrometoaster.
The Kauri Museum
The Kauri museum (www.kauri-museum.com) in Matakohe is a incredible treasure of kauri lore. It is the first carboNZero rated museum in the world and visited by over 90,000 people a year.
NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust
Founded in 1980, the NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust (www.nznfrt.org.nz) is New Zealand’s leading organisation involved in forest restoration.