I think these are black tree ferns, which are NZ's highest and can grow to a height of 20 metres.
I think this a "Wheki Ponga" or tree fern, which grows up to about 6-8 metres. The trucks are very thick and are used for building materials. The fonds are quite symmetrical and look a bit like a shuttlecock:
Low-growing ferns are "Kiokio" or palm-leaf ferns:
Then you have all sorts of other trees, fuchsias, white pines and bushes alongside the ferns:
I thought these little prickly-looking flowers were interesting, although I didn't catch their name:
And here are just a couple of more panoramic shots, including what a path through the forest might look like (with Hugo doing his best Haka impression)
I forget to take photos of the new Maori figures I painted recently so those will appear at the weekend. I'm just finishing off a new Continental Regiment using Perry plastic figures, and I'm half way through the 2nd South Carolina Regiment (plastics again). Also on the painting table are 1815 French infantry and a couple of vignettes.