A booklet looking at a small selection of the plants found in Canterbury and how Maori traditionally use them.

Nga Taonga O Nga Iwi - Treasured Plants of the People [PDF 18.1MB].

cover of Nga Taonga O Nga Iwi - Treasures Plants of the People bookletMaori respect for the natural world and the importance of place and of native plants in their lives is reflected in many

  • waiata (songs),
  • whiti (poems),
  • korero tipuna (traditional tales), and
  • pepeha (proverbs).

This resource is primarily designed for intermediate and secondary students.

All Canterbury schools have been sent a copy of the booklet.