The Kauri (Agathis Australis) is a kind of conifer living in only the sub-tropical climates of New Zealand. The first of them appeared during the Jurassic period about 190/135 million years ago. They are the world's biggest trees in terms of trunk volume and have a height of up to 70 meters and a width of up to 9. Unfortunately many of their forests were felled by English colonists on arrival for the sake of timber or land for farming. All the remaining trees are now under governmental and legal protection.
The biggest surviving Kauri is the 'TANE MAHUTA' or 'LORD OF THE FOREST' in the Maori language.