kauri is the fossil gum of a cone-bearing tree dug from the ground in northern New Zealand.
Lopez had reasons for thinking that kauri gum must have a great rise.
Besides flax, it was found that New Zealand produced most excellent timber--the kauri pine.
For many years about a million dollars' worth of kauri gum was thus obtained each year.
kauri timber is used almost exclusively in the North, so that we may say we live under the shadow of the kauri pine.
Pines, much like the kauri pine of New Zealand, grow in the high plateaus.
There is a quantity of kauri gum, and many ornaments made from it—all a clear yellow amber colour.
I was a long time in that ship, for we kept about the coast, and the Maoris filled her with logs of kauri wood, to take to Sydney.
A species of pine, much like the kauri pine of New Zealand, grows on the larger islands.
But the wood itself is only a part of the wealth of the kauri forests.