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About Totara

Over the years many Packaging Companies have evolved around the world and offered excellent solutions to the various Industries they serve today. Totara Total Solutions is a company based on the 5 elements of living Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart, whereby incorporating our daily surroundings with what we use daily and taking into consideration what we throw daily. At Totara TS, we educate the customers from all aspects of business and how to achieve their bottom line.


Packaging products are derived from


  • Earth Element includes resin from petro-chemical and trees which grow on the ground chopped to produce paper
  • Water and Fire Element used to manufacture packaging products
  • Wind Element which is used to inflate our airbags and bubble
  • At Totara Total Solutions we add on the Element of Heart in making the right decisions for “OUR VALUABLE” customers at the same time saving the planet and organization in spending on packaging products used daily.

The true meaning of Totara

It’s an ideology which incorporates and blends the surrounding and the living to achieve the ultimate goals in time to come. The right decision has to be made today for a betterment of our future. Organization survival, people’s growth, earning capacity, saving the planet and keeping packaging cost minimum to maximize organization profits.

The Totara is one of the majestic forest canopy trees. A mature Totara trees reach up to 30 metres, although this takes over 100 years. The leaves are 2.5 cm long, narrow at both ends and are dull brownish-green. Totara is also recognised by the distinctive bark, which flakes off in thick brown slabs. Like all podocarps, Totara trees have cones - male and female cones grow on separate trees. In autumn the female trees produce tiny green seeds which grow on top of the distinctive juicy red base. This is particularly attractive to birds.

The huge Maori waka taua, capable of carrying 100 warriors, were often hollowed out from a single Totara log. Often the tree was chosen long before it was felled, and the east side of the trunk cut at the base to make it easier to cut the tree down in the future. The Maori also used the wood for large carving and framing for where. The inner bark was used for roofing and for storage containers - the outer bark as a splint for fractured bones. A pointed Totara stick could be scraped on a slab of softer wood such as mahoe to make, fire. Medicinally, the smoke was a cure for a skin complaint, and boiled bark was used to reduce a fever. A valued food, the Maori collected the bright red fruit which are sweet and juicy with a slightly piney flavour. Since European times, huge areas of Totara have been felled to supply general building timber, railway sleepers, telephone poles etc.


Source: www.tfsnz.org.nz/docs/RESOURCES/Totara.pdf