A lush green field turned pop-up orchard in a matter of days is something of a fascination for those passing by.

Nestled between St Georges Rd and Waipatu Settlement Rd, the new development is nearing completion. It has been in the pipeline for about two years.

Apatu Farms started the speedy project in mid-June, using its own workers and contractors to create the orchard, including installing the wooden posts, wire and planting the fruit trees.

Spread across the 12ha orchard, that is powered by modern technology, the baby apple trees are barely a metre high. Their scrawny bare branches are

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