Early migrants in Auckland and Wellington could buy familiar foodstuffs such as taro, coconuts, kūmara, green bananas and mangoes. A lot of food also arrived directly from relatives back home. As they spent more time in New Zealand, Cook Islanders began to incorporate more European food in their diet.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Margaret Lovell-Smith
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