Kauri gum (/koʊˈri/ is a fossilised resin extracted from kauri trees (Agathis australis ), which is made into crafts such as jewellery. Kauri forests once covered much of the North Island of New Zealand, before Māori and European settlers caused deforestation, causing several areas to revert to sand dunes, scrubs, and swamps. Even afterward, ancient kauri fields continued to provide a source for the gum and the remaining forests.
Swamp kauri, sometimes marketed as "ancient kauri", are prehistoric kauri trees (Agathis australis), buried and preserved in peat up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand's North Island. Buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age, the trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition.
The Siamese Kauri is a kauri tree (Agathis australis) growing in Kauri Grove, about 10 kilometres south of Coromandel township in the north-east of the North Island of New Zealand. The tree gains its name from the conjoined lower trunk that the two trees share. It grows in the Kauri Grove, one of the few remaining stands of mature kauri on the Coromandel Peninsula. It is about 500 metres off the 309 Road, and is accessed by a 30-minute walking track.
The Defence Armament Depot, named the Kauri Point Armament Depot until 2010, is a New Zealand Defence Force munitions storage facility in the Auckland suburb of Chatswood which was originally built for the Royal New Zealand Navy. The Depot has access to Waitematā Harbour. The armament depot was established in 1935, and was considerably expanded during the Second World War. A program to modernise the facility was announced in 2011.
Kauri Kõiv (born July 25, 1983, Elva) is an Estonian biathlete. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 14th in the 4×7.5 km relay, 44th in the 20 km individual, 48th in the 10 km sprint and 50th in the 12.5 km pursuit. He represented He represented Estonia at the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Kauri Museum is in the west coast village of Matakohe, Northland, New Zealand. The museum, to the south of the Waipoua Forest, contains many exhibits that tell the story of the pioneering days when early European settlers in the area extracted kauri timber and kauri gum.