Story: Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki – plants from Polynesia

Stone mounds

Stone mounds

These stone mounds at Pouērua, near Kaikohe, were probably used for cultivation – possibly of hue and kūmara. Mounds like these are found throughout New Zealand.

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17494/stone-mounds (accessed 2 August 2021)

Story by Louise Furey, published 24 Nov 2008