Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

Akepiro Grove

Akepiro Grove in Stokes Valley is named after the Akepiro shrub, which is native to New Zealand. The street name pays homage to the country’s rich biodiversity and unique flora. Akepiro (Olearia furfuracea), also known as the ‘twiggy tree daisy’, is a shrub that typically grows in coastal areas, lowland forests, and scrublands throughout New Zealand. By naming the street after a native plant, the connection to the natural environment and the importance of preserving and acknowledging indigenous flora are emphasised.

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