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4&lt;h2&gt;Of kauri, kahikatea and kiwi&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;p&gt;Known more commonly now as just Kauri, Kaurihohore means &amp;quot;kauri tree with the bark stripped off&amp;quot;, likely reminiscent of the general forest stripping of the area in its early days.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;When it was being settled in the mid 1800s, Kaurihohore was a hive of industry.  Hikurangi swamp at the time was covered in ti-tree and kahikatea and &amp;quot;Kauri&amp;quot; itself seen as limiting wth its forest cover.  Clearing this was a slow and painful business as axes and slashers were the only tools.  Kiwi were often flushed out of the bush during the &amp;quot;burns&amp;quot; which were instituted to hasten the heavy work of clearing the land.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;As the land was opened up, more settlers arrived.  By the 1870s peach trees grew wild everywhere, the fruit being so plentiful to be hardly saleable and fed to stock instead!&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Kaurihohore may be a small settlement these days but it boasts interesting residents and their activities from the past.  Two local men, Carter and Myers, were in Alaska during the Yukon gold rush.  A Mrs Peat was one of the first women in the Whangarei district to gain her driver's licence.  J McCarten was in the rowing team at Karapiro Dam in the Empire Games of 1950.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What are the people of Kauri doing in the 21st century?  Tell us your stories here! &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;
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