Kōrero: Gardens

Kō for digging

Kō for digging

The kō was the main tool Māori used for digging. The 2–3-metre-long pole was made of strong and durable wood. One end was shaped into a narrow blade, and a footrest was lashed to the shaft. Kō were used for loosening soil and shaping the ground into mounds for planting tubers.

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Reference: MA_I002736

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Māori gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/18856/ko-for-digging (accessed 1 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008