Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Karaka groves

Tipene O’Regan explains how karaka groves were deliberately planted throughout New Zealand. Although the kernels are poisonous, Māori had developed a way to make them edible.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Fruiting trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/14117/karaka-groves (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007