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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 you 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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History of Soap Making and what makes our Kūmarahou wash special

The history of soap goes back thousands of years with the earliest record of soap making around 2800 BC. The ancient Babylonians made a basic soap from fats boiled with wood ashes & it was used primarily for cleaning wool & cotton used to...
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How to make Kawakawa Balm

How to Make Kawakawa Balm   The Kawakawa plant has a long history as an important component in traditional Māori medicine (rongoā.) It is still widely used today. Its powerful anti-microbial properties which inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses...
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What rights protect indigenous peoples?

Worldwide  The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 is an up to date statement with international force that affirms that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be differ...
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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 wer...
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