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Question 1: The largest specimen of which there is any known record grew on the mountains at the head of the Tararu Creek that falls into the ________ just north of the mouth of the Waihou River (Thames).
Auckland RegionAucklandGreat Barrier IslandHauraki Gulf

Question 2: Such trees have been ________ to originating as far back as 50,000 years ago or older.
Isotope geochemistryRadiocarbon datingRadiometric datingGeologic time scale

Question 3: In a process known as leaching, these acidic molecules pass through the soil layers with the help of rainfall, and release other nutrients trapped in ________ such as nitrogen and phosphorus.
ClayEarthquakeSoil liquefactionSand

Question 4: [12] However, its distribution has changed greatly over geological time due to the phenomenon of ________.
Current sea level riseMilankovitch cyclesLittle Ice AgeClimate change

Question 5: ________ of kauri tends to decrease during such times, as more biomass becomes concentrated in angiosperm species like towai.
BiomassBioenergyEthanol fuelBiofuel

Question 6: It spread south through Whangarei, past Dargaville and as far south as ________, attaining its peak distribution during the years 3000-2000 BP.
Hamilton, New ZealandNelson, New ZealandWaikato RegionAuckland Region

Question 7: The tree has smooth ________ and small oval leaves.
Plant stemRootWoodBark

Question 8: While the reproduction of kauri seed cones takes place between male and female seed cones of the same tree, ________ of the seeds occurs by pollination, which may be driven by the same or another tree's pollen.
Human embryogenesisEmbryoFertilisationPrenatal development

Question 9: In areas where large amounts of forest are destroyed, such as by logging, kauri seedlings are able to regenerate much more easily due not only to increased sunlight, but their stronger resistance to wind and ________.

Question 10: The team includes MAF Biosecurity, DOC, ARC, Northland Regional Council, ________ and Environment BOP.
Waikato RegionGisborne RegionHamilton, New ZealandNelson, New Zealand


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