Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Puanga

Puanga

For many iwi the appearance of Puanga (Rigel in Orion) in the night sky signalled the start of winter. Puanga was said to be one of the parents of the climbing plant puawānanga.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Flowering plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/14080/puanga (accessed 19 October 2017)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007