Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Knowledge of the forest

Tāwhao Tioke of Ngāi Tūhoe talks about the medicinal properties of native plants. His understanding of the forest is an example of the way mātauranga (traditional knowledge) was passed down the generations, by word of mouth.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - The importance of the land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/7964/knowledge-of-the-forest (accessed 21 June 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007