Street Stories: Streets of Lansdowne
Miro Street and Ngaio Place
Miro Street is named after another of New Zealand's native coniferous plants. The miro, Prumnopitys taxifolia, is renowned for its hard timber and for the berries it bears in profusion.
The ngaio, Myoporum laetum, is one of New Zealand’s most common coastal trees, with bright green foliage. Ngaio Place is named after the tree. The word ngaio is often used as a female given name, for example, Dame Ngaio Marsh.
Pic: Miro berries provide an autumn feast for kereru.