Story: Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki – plants from Polynesia

Hue – gourd

Hue – gourd

The hue (Polynesian bottle gourd) was used in a number of ways in New Zealand. Smaller fruits were eaten, while larger hue were used to hold water or preserved food.

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Louise Furey, 'Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki – plants from Polynesia - From Polynesia to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Louise Furey, published 24 Nov 2008