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Managing eczema with native plants

Eczema (scientifically known as atopic dermatitis) is a condition that is characterized by red and itchy skin. It is a chronic condition which flares periodically. There has been no cure found but there are ways to treat and minimize it. The exact...
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Survival of the bees

Awareness has significantly grown around the world about not just the harmful impacts of industrial agriculture, but the fact that it is killing bee populations at an alarming rate.Bees are important for our ecosystems for the role they play ...
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The intersection of land, whakapapa and pūrākau

Within the corpus of knowledge of Ngāti Rehua, mē Ngā Puhi hoki, this is our understanding of the intersection of land, whakapapa and our pūrakau. They are what we have been told by our elders, and is specific to our region only; this is our inter...
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The scientific benefits of mānuka honey as a cleanser

It is apparent when comparing the two, that mānuka honey is different to regular honey. Mānuka honey with its dark colour and thick texture can only be produced by bees pollinating the Leptospermum scoparium plant, commonly known as mānuka trees w...
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The history of Polynesian voyagers

The story of the settlement of the Pacific begins on the island of Taiwan around 3000 BC and with the spreading of the Lapita culture around 1500 BC. From here, peoples speaking Austronesian languages migrated south into the islands of Southeast A...
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The traditional use of kawakawa

Kawakawa is revered among Maori as being super healing and restorative. There are so many amazing traditional stories of Kawakawa use. In battle, the elders would say that if there were injured warriors, they should rest on their return near a Kaw...
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