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Whakaotirangi and her Kete of Kūmara

Whakaotirangi and her Kete of Kūmara.

This article recounts an important story from the oral tradition of Tainui. It tells of how the iwi’s ancestor, Whakaotirangi, brought kūmara and other plants to Aotearoa and describes the techniques she used to plant, grow, and store them. Whakaotirangi’s gardens made it possible for Tainui to settle in one place, rather than having to keep moving to seek food. In time, Whakaotirangi’s kete of kūmara changed how people live across Aotearoa.

Series: Connected 2020 Level 2 – Digging Deeper

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Non-fiction

Strand: Nature of science, Living world

In: Connected 2020 Level 2 – Digging Deeper

Publication date: December 2020

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