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Location of Waipoua Forest
Location of Waipoua Forest

Waipoua Forest preserves some of the best examples of kauri forest remaining in New Zealand. It is notable for having two of the largest living kauri trees, Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere. Image File history File links NZ-Waipoua_F.png‎ Location map of Waipoua Forest, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links NZ-Waipoua_F.png‎ Location map of Waipoua Forest, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Binomial name Agathis australis (D. Don) Loudon The Kauri (Agathis australis) is a coniferous tree native to the northern North Island of New Zealand. ... Tane Mahuta is a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland, New Zealand. ... Te Matua Ngahere is a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland, New Zealand. ...


It is located in the Northland Region and is associated with the neighbouring Waima and Mataraua Forests. The sanctuary was created in 1952. It has the largest population of North Island brown kiwi in Northland. Populations of the endangered North Island kokako can be found in the high plateau country. The Northland Region, one of the regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Callaeas cinerea (Gmelin, 1788) The Kokako (Callaeas cinerea) is a forest bird which is endemic to New Zealand. ...


The forest contains three quarters of New Zealand's remaining kauri trees and covers 25 km². Binomial name Agathis australis (D.Don) Loudon Agathis australis, the Kauri, is a coniferous tree native to the northern North Island of New Zealand. ...


Waipoua Forest is also the official designation of a locality in the same area as the forest.

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History

The Waipoua Forest was bought from the Maoris in 1876 for a little over 2 thousand pounds. At the time it covered approximately 80km².


In 1885 the Waipoua Forest came under the provision of the State Forests Act, and an area of 9000 hectares was constituted a State Forest Reserve. One of the reasons for its escape from destruction in earlier days was its remoteness combined with the difficulty of extracting its timber.


In 1907 the Waipoua Forest and one or two other smaller reserves were the only virgin kauri forests left belonging to the state.


In 1913 a Royal Comission on Forestry recommended that a specially selected area of 80 hectares of the Waipoua forest, and the whole of the Warawa Forest of 5000 hectares, be established as national kauri forests for the people of New Zealand.


In 1926 a road was put through Waipoua Forest with the purpose of providing an approach to the lands of neighboring settlers.


In the 1940s it became known that the State Forest Service was cutting kauri at Waipoua. In 1947 the Whangarei Progressive Society, in association with the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, the Waipoua Preservation Society, and other organizations secured 50,000 signatures to Parliament in a wheelbarrow. Its prayer was that 16,000 hectares at Waipoua should be set aside for all time, inviolate from interference by man. Other petitions followed, and on 2 July 1952 an area of over 8,000 hectares was proclaimed a forest sanctuary. Forest & Bird logo The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand is an environmental organisation specialising in conservation of indigenous plant and animal life in and around New Zealand. ...


(Reed 1953, p. 267-269) Location of Waipoua Forest Waipoua Forest preserves some of the best examples of kauri forest remaining in New Zealand. ...

Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, is the largest living kauri tree in New Zealand
Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, is the largest living kauri tree in New Zealand

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References

  • Reed, Alfred (1953). The Story of the Kauri. A.H. and A.W. Reed. 

Alfred Hamish Reed (1875-1975) New Zealand publisher, author and entrepreneur. ...

External link

  • Waipoua and Trounson Kauri Forests Dead link 25 January 2007

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One of the highlights of the Kauri Coast is this superb Forest Sanctuary abounding with rare New Zealand flora and fauna, mighty kauri, nocturnal kiwi, feather-like ferns, amongst a sub-tropical rainforest - this is the Department of Conservations 9105 hectare Waipoua Kauri Sanctuary.
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The last remains of the ancient subtropical rain forest that once grew on the northland peninsula, Waipoua forest contains the largest remaining stand of New Zealand's ancient kauri trees and represents a major conservation effort by the community.
Within the forest, there are a number of walking and tramping tracks, including a wheel-chair access to Tane Mahuta which may be up to 3000 years old is the world's largest rainforest tree and an icon of New Zealand's unique natural heritage.
Waipoua Forest is located between Aranga and Waimamaku, on highway 12, about 45km north of Dargaville or can be accessed from Kaikohe.
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