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Practical guide to getting a garden started.

Kono for Pure Kai

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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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Mahi i te Mahi

Whiringa-ā-nuku ( October November) E ngaki ana a mua, e tōtō mai ana a muri. First clear of the weeds, then plant. (If the first group do their work properly, those following can accomplish their task and everyone gets the … Continue reading

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Taewa, Riwai Spuds

Taewa, riwai[1] Taewa, riwai or Māori potatoes are some of the most deeply treasured Māori foods available to us today. Ironically they are not native to Aotearoa or even Polynesia but instead originate from South America . There are 18 … Continue reading

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26 October, 2010 22:36

Full Moon 15. Turu/Oturu: The moon is now filled out. Like tears, things are full and droop. He pai. 16. Rakau-nui: A good night. 17. Rakau-matohi: The moon now wanes. A good night. 18. Takirua: The moon is losing its … Continue reading

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Taranaki Kuia takes out NZ Gardener Award

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He tika te Tikanga

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Taitokerau gets the Hikoi started

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Te Reka o te Kai – Kai Atua

Te Reka o te Kai- Kai Atua publication will be launch during the Hikoi ki te Motu tour in 12 regions starting 9th September in Kaikohe. This guide has been compiled by Te Waka Kai Ora to introduce whanau to … Continue reading

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