Story: Maramataka – the lunar calendar

Harvesting time (3rd of 3)

Harvesting time

Poutū-te-rangi (February−March) was the time to harvest kūmara (sweet potato), shown here being collected in flax baskets.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Paul Meredith, 'Maramataka – the lunar calendar - Lunar months', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 May 2023)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006