from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common variety of the New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
(The most straight lines i could find in my photos of some harakeke or flax (phormium tenax) that of course aren't straight at all)
_Otunai-rangi_, of the palm tree (nikau) and flax (harakeke).
Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.
It includes five activities, including traps and storage for tuna or eels, and snares for manu or birds, as well as displays on the use of plants like raupo, ferns, harakeke and lancewood.
Growing right next door to the museum is all the food and materials for feasts, gifts and domestic appliances, such as raupo, ferns, lancewood, flaxes (harakeke) and horopito.
The trail takes children through five activities: learning about how tuna (eels) were speared and how spears were fixed; how manu (birds) were snared and stored; collecting berries and shoots; gathering harakeke (flax); and making and exchanging gifts.
"All the harakeke was sourced locally in Kawhia which is renowned with weavers for its sturdy variety."
Waatea News reports the group bought land in the ranges five years ago, and has planted 2000 trees as well as harakeke, toitoi and a maara kai.