I better write some catch up. With winter settled in everything takes longer to do and the brain goes into semi hibernation.
The karaka tree, native to NZ, grows in coastal and lowland forest to a height of about 15 metres. It produces a large crop of berries in summer which are a good source of food for birds but the seed or kernel is poisonous to mammals.
(Photo of computer screen and I can't find the site I got it from.)
Karaka blankets on display at Pauanesia now.