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Insects and Spiders

In: Atuatanga manual

Te aitanga a pepeke includes all small creatures including insects, spiders, centipedes, frogs, lizards and others. In Māori mythology Whiro sent an army of small creatures to kill Tane as …

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Music

In: Atuatanga manual

Think of bird song or the sound of wind whistling through a valley, even the constant noise of cicadas at the height of summer or waves crashing on a beach. …

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Stories with meanings

In: Atuatanga manual

Far from being stories made up just to entertain children, myths and legends have special messages in them. Often these stories give us important information about a place. They help …

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Super foods

In: Atuatanga manual

Puha and watercress can be found all over the Wairarapa. Titoki is found in forests, reserves and gardens. Maire tawake is a bit harder to find but as its name …

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Trees

In: Atuatanga manual

In local mythology trees were made to be clothes for Papatūānuku. Each tree was the child of Tanemahuta and a female spirit. All the trees made Papatūānuku look more beautiful …