HARAKEKE – Māori Creativity

The significance of harakeke in Māori culture, are it’s medicinal properties and the artistic value of the beautiful harakeke leave.
Harakeke also has many medicinal uses. The sticky sap or gum that it produces was applied to boils and wounds and used for toothache. The gel which oozes from the freshly-cut stems has similar healing properties to Aloe Vera, useful in treating skin irritations such as eczema and burns.

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HARAKEKE – Let’s talk native.

The Harakeke, is a native plant and unique to New Zealand and is one of our most ancient plant species.

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi – A treaty between nations

On February 6, 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and is considered New Zealand’s founding document.
The Treaty is an agreement between Maori (Indigenous people of New Zealand), represented by many Rangatira (Chief/Leader) and the British Crown, represented by William Hobson.

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He sings at night, to whomever listens. A Poem

He sings at night, to whomever listens
A call from the Gods, a signal to heed

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