trees that see everything
There are trees growing along the beach front that would be over a thousand years old. Olf photos of the bay show them as large trees then. Old Aunty Ki told me how she would sit under the pictured tree and wait for her brothers and sisters to come from the school,then sneak up the rise to steal watermelons from their uncle's gardens.
Along further on a rise above the track, greenstone has been found it was on the site where the carvers had their carving house.
This tree is Pothutakawa known for the 'sprigs' of red flowers about november december It is know as the new Zealand Xmas tree.