Kōrero: Northland region

The father of the forest

The father of the forest

Remnant kauri forests in Northland contain some giant kauri trees, such as this one in Waipoua Forest. Called Te Matua Ngahere (‘the father of the forest’), it is the second-largest living kauri, measuring 29.9 metres tall, with a girth of 16.41 metres.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Natural environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7518/the-father-of-the-forest (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015