WAITANGI DAY QUIZ

What did the Maori use the following plants for?

  1. Raupo (name three uses)
  2. Poroporo
  3. Harakeke (name four of the many uses)
  4. Totara
  5. Aruhe

Answers

  1. Raupo: Rhizomes for eating, flowers for baking, leaves for roofing
  2. Poroporo: Contraception
  3. Harakeke: clothing, baskets, rope, disinfectant, antiseptic, fishing nets, mats etc
  4. Totara: carving, waka
  5. Aruhe: flour
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