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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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The Health Benefits Of Mānuka Oil

Mānuka oil is an oil compound obtained from the Leptospermum scoparium or Mānuka plant. The oil is contained in tiny sacs in the small, pointed leaves. We make our Mānuka oil using a distillation process, taking the plant matter and turning it int...
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What is Mana Motuhake?

As a verb, the word motuhake means to separate, to set aside, to position independently, or to stand-alone. There is difficulty translating the word mana but it can be read to mean spiritual power, respect, and autonomy. Ihi is another concept in ...
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