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totara

(ˈtəʊtərə)
n
(Plants) a tall coniferous forest tree, Podocarpus totara, of New Zealand, having a hard durable wood
[Māori]
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Noun1.totara - valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharvestotara - valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharves
genus Podocarpus, Podocarpus - evergreen trees or shrubs; sometimes classified as member of the family Taxaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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In the past, our people believed passionately in collectivity, that we do not stand alone--'The totara never stands alone'.
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Wiremu Puke carved a replica carving in totara wood of a wooden panel collected by Joseph Banks, botanist of Captain James Cook's first visit to New Zealand in 1769.
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A mighty totara has fallen, but the forest remains strong and Robin's legacy will go on.
The ARBG is in a suburban area, surrounded to the east and south by housing, to the west by motorways and on- and off-ramps, and to the north by Totara Park, a 216-ha area of mixed bush and open grassland.
Extracts from the Totara and Manuka trees act in a similar way to broccoli, according to scientists from a New Zealand report.
Totara North School principal Bastienne Kruger had removed the skeleton from storage and was about to use it in class when on close examination she saw that the teaching aid was not plastic as she had assumed.
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It takes 500 years for native trees like New Zealand's rata, rimu and totara to get established, but in the first 10 years, birds such as little spotted kiwi (the national bird), brown teal, bellbird, native robin, scaup, weka and pigeon, as well as reptiles like the rare tuatara lizard, have been reintroduced.
As well as using native plant ingredients such as Manuka Oil, New Zealand Flax Gels and Totara, some of the range also uses Halloysite clay found only in Matauri Bay, New Zealand, for its natural exfoliating and cleansing properties.