Story: Kites and manu tukutuku

Mānuka (3rd of 3)

Mānuka

The wood of the mānuka (tea tree) was light and strong. It was suitable for the frames of both large and small kites. Kānuka (white tea tree), a similar type of wood, was also used.

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Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Manu tukutuku – Māori kites', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5289/manuka (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Bob Maysmor, published 12 Jun 2006