- KŌHUNGA + TAEORE HARAKEKE -
Restore and uphold the mana and ancestral traditions of Maniapoto native harakeke varieties, while ensuring the mauri of these taonga is maintained with the knooowledge and history of the land and its resources.
These harakeke are native varieties of Maniapoto, they are well-known to hold the silkiest, white muka fibres. These varieties are diminishing in the Maniapotot/Waikato. Our goal is to eco-source over 200 plants from existing pā harakeke within the hapu and multiply that 200 into 2000 within a 3 year timeframe.. Once we have reached our goal we will distribute the 2000 plants back into the Manipoto area to whānau, kōhunga, kūra, businesses, marae, reserves, parks etc.