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  • I'm looking forward to Christmas, not so much for the family stuff but to enjoy the pohutakawa trees my favourite in bloom.

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  • 'Just opposite the entrance into the Auckland harbour, between the island of Eangitoto with its double peak and the easternmost point of the northern shore of the harbour, lies a very sheltered bay, with its sea-frontage of rather more than a quarter of a mile, bounded to the east, south, and west by low hills, which where they meet the sea become sandy cliffs, fringed with the red-flower-bearing pohutakawa.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • While dinz said the new Auckland Supercity logo had some distinctive features, such as the environmental and cultural themes of pohutakawa and koro, the institute said the design was generic and influenced by 70's modernist design, "definitely not contemporary and doesn't make a strong statement about Auckland, its people and its future."

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  • Marty Verry said the "scrolls" of emails and the front of Tuesday's edition of The Daily Post, which featured tributes to his father, were to be cremated with him and buried next to a pohutakawa tree at his holiday home in Waihau Bay.


  • Project Crimson chief executive Bridget Abernethy says the operation was launched after it was discovered that 90% of coastal pohutakawa had vanished because of possum damage and logging.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Efforts to restore pohutakawa tree numbers will have been underway for 20 years in

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Ms Abernethy says about 1000 volunteers take part in the planting and protection of pohutakawa stands each year.

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  • "If you go up to Coromandel these days, up to the subtropical North, where the pohutakawa trees line the rocky coast, and the dolphins sport in a warm sea, and in the deep dark kauri forests where the tui birds break the silence and the bellbirds chime, you could well believe that the spirit of the taniwha has been put to sleep."

    Kehua! by Fay Weldon, p 120

    October 29, 2013