Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Perei

Perei

The perei or hūperei (potato orchid) is New Zealand’s tallest ground orchid. Its tubers are rich in starch, and were roasted in embers or steamed in hāngī (earth ovens).

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Types of food production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20260/perei (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008