Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Mamaku koru

Mamaku koru

The spiral shoots of mamaku are called pikopiko, and they were a traditional food of Māori. Slimy when fresh, they were sometimes hung to dry before being eaten.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Tree ferns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007