Beilschmiedia tarairi. Taraire.
Laurus macrophylla (recorded in Taylor 1870)
Fishing and hunting
Among Ngāpuhi, taraire or tawa used to make fires for hollowing out logs for canoe ( Best 1925)
Among museum artefacts he tested Wallace 1989 found a maul, an eel club, and 2 teka made of taraire
Timber of little use - light, splits easily, soon rots (Colenso 1868a).