Events & Community < Talks

Native Flora and Rongoā Māori

EVENT POSTPONED TILL 15 OCT.
DoC biodiversity ranger Graeme Atkins discusses the ecology, habitat and medicinal uses of plants Banks and Solander collected from this district.

Sunday 15 October 2017
EVENT POSTPONED TILL 15 OCT. Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve
10.30am - midday

2017 Past Event

DoC biodiversity ranger Graeme Atkins will discuss the ecology, habitat and medicinal uses of plants Banks and Solander collected from this district. Participants are encouraged to bring along 20 snails from their own gardens in exchange for some kaka beak seeds and knowledge about how to grow them.

Atkins role and interests revolve around native flora. He specialises in rare species and rongoā Māori.  He has been responsible for working on the Banks Garden at Longbush and the Cook Landing Site. This involved collecting and growing the plants Cook and his crew collected from Tūranga,  Anaura and Uawa in 1769.

Free event

Other Events

Friday 6 October- Sunday 3 December
Tairāwhiti Museum
5.30pm opening

2017

Exploring the impact of settlement upon the native flora and fauna of Te Tairāwhiti.

Thursday 19 October- Friday 20 October
1769 Garden Longbush Ecosanctuary
Invitation only

Wild Lab’s Toitū Tairāwhiti project engages young people with rare and endangered native plants and animals at Longbush. 

Thursday 26 October- Friday 24 November
Tolaga Bay
Free Event

A photographic exhibition from Te Ahikā depicting unique stories to Ūawa

Friday 24 November- Sunday 26 November
Various Venues

A weekend of quality Blues & Roots musical experiences.