Story: Te ngahere – forest lore



Pūhā is best known for being used in boil-ups, particularly with pork bones. Traditionally, one of its uses was chewing gum. The plant was cut to allow the juice to run out. The juice hardened, was rolled up, then chewed.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - The great trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007