Tane Mahuta,  Waipoua forest, New Zealand. The oldest Kauri tree. Estimated to be 1250 -2500 years old.

Tane Mahuta, Waipoua forest, New Zealand. The oldest Kauri tree. Estimated to be 1250 years old. Fabulous place, has real spirit.

Tane Mahuta, a Kauri tree, in North Island, New Zealand.  Age unknown, may be between 1200 and 2500 years old.

Tane Mahuta (Kauri tree), The North Island, New Zealand. Age unknown, may be between 1200 & 2500 y.

Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting)....absolutely stunning...love this piece...very talented artist!

Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) by Jane Crisp Size: x Media: Painting Type: Acrylic Style: Realism Theme: Maori Tane mahuta (God of the forest.) a majestic tree in the Waipoua - A forest in Northland new Zealand.

Kauris are redwood-sized big trees NZ

Kauris are redwood-sized big trees New Zealand. This one is named Tane Mahuta (Maori)

Hinenuitepo - Goddess of the Night ///    There is only one female god in Maori Legend. She is the daughter of Tane Mahuta, god of the Forest and Birds, and Hineahuone, woman made from earth.    Today She is known as Hinenuitepo but she began life as Hinetitama, the Dawn Maiden.

This painting by Danny Ngene Ngene is of Hine-nui-te-pō. Hine-nui-te-pō is also known as the goddess of death and traditionally when the deceased went to the underworld they would be welcomed by her.

New Zealand’s largest known living Kauri tree, Tane Mahuta’s sheer height and girth are quite impressive and if you are driving through the Hokianga region of Northland, it is definitely worth stopping to see this impressive native tree.

New Zealand’s largest known living Kauri tree, Tane Mahuta’s sheer height and girth are quite impressive and if you are driving through the Hokianga region of Northland, it is definitely worth stopping to see this impressive native tree.

Tane Mahuta (A Celebration of the Creative Process) by Roi Toia, Māori artist (K50501)

Tane Mahuta (A Celebration of the Creative Process) by Roi Toia, Māori artist

Tane Mahuta- Kauri in Waipoua Forest- New Zealand north island

This tree is really huge! It's called Tane Mahuta- a Kauri tree in Waipoua Forest- Northland, New Zealand.

Agathis australis, Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, Kaipara District, Northland, New Zealand

Agathis australis, Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, Kaipara District, Northland, New Zealand


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