Story: Māori feasts and ceremonial eating – hākari

Harvest seasons diagram

Traditionally Māori gathered food according to a seasonal calendar of work. This diagram shows the various foods and when they were taken.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Māori feasts and ceremonial eating – hākari - Traditional feasts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013