The high value of kauri timber has created an ongoing demand. Privately owned kauri were milled until quite recently, and live trees were felled in state forests until 1985. This clip from a 1978 documentary shows selective milling near Kerikeri. Helicopters were used to take the logging team to the trees, and to bring in a portable mill. Once the job was done, the timber was flown out by helicopter. The expense of this method was offset by the high price obtained for the timber.
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