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Whakahirahira a Matariki - Matariki Exaltation

Matariki is being celebrated as a public holiday for the first time in 2022. Friday 24 June will be a national holiday. This is to commemorate the traditional celebration of Matariki in Māori culture. Matariki was the start of the Māori New Year ...
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The Healing properties of Active Mānuka Honey

Mānuka honey is wonderfully healing and therapeutic for our skin with compounds which are a rich source of medicinal properties which do wonders for our skin. Antimicrobial property Firstly, mānuka honey is a rich source of an antibacterial compou...
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3 Native Plants Used In Māori Medicine

The traditional medicinal system used by Māori in Aotearoa prior to European colonial contact to treat the sick and injured was called rongoā Maori. Rongoā Maori was a holistic approach to health that incorporated spiritual, psychological, physi...
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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.Long before pharmaceuticals arrived in Aotearoa, Māori relied on native plant based remedies to keep th...
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What Are The Different Applications Of Kawakawa Balm?

Kawakawa balm or kawakawa ointment is a very versatile product. Māori healers (tohunga) and medical practitioners (kairongoā) traditionally used the kawakawa plant from the bush for its proven healing properties in a wide range of treatments such ...
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The Native Vegetation of Aotearoa

Aotearoa has a rich diversity of native angiosperms and gymnosperms. These are the two main taxonomy divisions of trees and plants. In this journal article we explore the range of species that fall within these two categories.  Angiosperms Angiosp...
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