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Māori art at the Auckland Art Gallery

The contemporary Māori art exhibition ‘Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art’ which can be seen at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki illuminates many different facets of Māori mythology. Using a blend of modern and traditional art, it provide...
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What is rongoā?

What is rongoā?   Rongoā is the traditional holistic Māori healing system, which often uses the medicinal properties of New Zealand native plants. Though early Māori lacked contemporary understanding of the body’s immune system, nonetheless they w...
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Why is mānuka honey good for your skin?

Mānuka honey is very healing and therapeutic for the skin with compounds providing a rich source of medicinal properties that do wonders for our skin. Antimicrobial property Firstly, mānuka honey is a rich source of an antibacterial compound ca...
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Why is harakeke seed oil good for our skin?

Our skin cells need fatty acids, they cannot be supplied by the body for the most part, and harakeke seed oil is a rich source of these fatty acids. Harakeke seed oil is rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, which are fatty acids. These fatty acids are nouri...
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Water Rights and Māori World Views

Prior to colonisation Māori had their own effective legal, political and social systems in place to control water, waterways and water bodies. Although such systems varied from iwi-to-iwi, all Māori followed and adhered to the principles of tikang...
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What does a toner and cleanser do for your skin?

What does a cleanser do for your skin? During the day, grime, dead skin cells, oil, perspiration, and dirt can accumulate on the skin, clogging the pores. This provides an ideal medium for bacterial growth and impairs the skin’s ability to br...
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