Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Tawai (beech) forests in New Zealand

This map shows New Zealand’s tawai (beech) forests today. Traditionally, forests were a valuable source of food and clothing and building materials for Māori.

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Reference: John Wardle, The New Zealand beeches: ecology, utilisation and management. Wellington: New Zealand Forest Service, 1984, pp. 31–45

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - The great trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/14073/tawai-beech-forests-in-new-zealand (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007