Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Giant kauri

This giant kauri is found at Waiau Falls scenic reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula, not far from Coromandel town. The reserve is part of one of the few unlogged stands found on the peninsula. Listen to Canon Pāora Temuera of Ngāti Raukawa and Te Arawa recite a karakia (prayer) that would once have been heard in the forest.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Kauri timber and gum', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016