Totara as a street tree is a bit questionable... Many of these trees have had their tops taken out so they don't grow straight up through the power lines. Maybe when everyone is on solar, they can finally grow proper :)
several totara planted along Travis Country Estates buffer zone (on filled sandy soil) around 1999; tallest about 6-7 m (this one 5-6m); a few not showing any signs of reproduction but this and 2 others loaded with young fruits. It seems to take about 15 years for totara to really get going in Canterbury.