Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Kauri gum

Kauri gum

Kauri gum or kāpia oozes from the trunk of a kauri tree. Māori used it as an accelerant for fires and as fuel for torches. They also chewed it.

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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/photograph/14071/kauri-gum (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007