Category Archives: kānga

Preparation of our corn and maize for eating.

Kaanga

Kaanga or corn, can be planted in Whiringa a nuku to Hakihea (October to January). Sow seeds at a depth that is approximately three times the diameter of the seed, with 20 30cm space between them. Pick them when the … Continue reading

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Taro

Taro is also an important variety brought from Polynesia. It is said that it was left here by Kupe for his daughters on the WairarapaCoast. These crop are best planted in Mahuru in wet, boggy, light filtered soil. There are … Continue reading

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māori and mayan maize

Kuia Hanui Lawrence (Ngāti Kahungunu) was telling us  (Pounamu & Gretta) yesterday about the ways she has been taught to prepare maize. She is harvesting the last of her maize now, in May, having left it to harden on the … Continue reading

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