Tihei Taiao

Tihei Taiao

Introducing Tihei Taiao a new series that focuses on different tipu | plants in our taiao, produced by Te Amokura Productions.

With 30 different tipu featured, each with a short video (less than 2 minutes), this engaging series provides a rich source of mātauranga suitable for ākonga of all ages.

Here is a bit more information from their website:

We’ll explore what our tipuna used them for, their kai or rongoā uses and how to identify them. Our 3 kaitiaki sharing their taiao knowledge are Riki Bennett, Graeme Atkins and Tame Malcolm.

Did you know that kōwhai bark was used to heal a leg injury sustained by the great All Black George Nepia?

Or puha is not only good with pork bones but can be used to cure warts?

And those pesky piripiri (bidibid) that stick to your socks? Our tipuna used them to treat kidney and bladder problems, as well as skin diseases!

Click on the link provided above to start exploring.