Kōrero: Te mahi kai

Māori harvesting seasons

The traditional food economy was based around the different seasons, as shown by this chart. Māori needed a complex understanding of the natural world to maximise harvesting.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Raymond Firth, Economics of the New Zealand Maori. Wellington: Government Printer, 1972, p. 72–75

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai - Te maramataka mahi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/20264/maori-harvesting-seasons (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008