Treasured Plants Tour

Walk and talk with knowledgeable guides to learn about traditional uses of native plants displayed in the NZ native plant collection. Rua McCallum (Ngāi Tahu) will focus on plants used for the manufacture of textiles. Author Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) will look at some of the treasured taoka plants used in daily life by early Southern Māori. Musician Alistair Fraser will compare live plants with their final form as traditional Māori musical instruments. The Botanic Garden’s latest brochure, Treasured Plants Trail will also be launched.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Opoho – location will be notified on booking

Saturday 29 June, 1.30‒3pm, rain or shine. FREE; limited places – registration essential

Contact             03 477 4000


Mā te oro ka ora | OAR 105.4FM | 22 June 2018

This week we go into the University of Otago Library Hocken Collections with Jacinta Beckwith, Kaitiaki Mātauranga Māori and chat about the taoka that she looks after, and her Whakapapa Talk at the Hocken during the Puaka Matariki Festival.

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