Story: Kūmara

Stone rows, Wairarapa

Stone rows, Wairarapa

This aerial shot shows stone rows at Waikekeno, in the Wairarapa. There is ongoing debate about why the rows were formed. Some believe the stones were removed from the soil so it could be used for agriculture. Maybe the rows acted as boundaries or windbreaks – or were actually used as gardens.

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Peter Adds, 'Kūmara - Growing kūmara', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17361/stone-rows-wairarapa (accessed 24 March 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 24 Nov 2008