Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In New Zealand, the lesser cattail, Typha angustifolia, the leaves of which are used for thatching. The roots of the plant were formerly eaten and the pollen collected and made into bread. See punga-punga, Typha, and reed-mace.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Otamangakau, swamphen sanctuary in raupo days when mangatoetoe stalks were lances massed to hold the mountain's fire and flax grew greedy in this hollow.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Some, such as Martin Hill's raupo circle were finished and temporary, others, such as Areta Wilkinson's, will use the information they gathered here for ongoing work.

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  • Some, such as Martin Hill's raupo circle were finished and temporary, others, such as Areta Wilkinson's, will use the information they gathered here for ongoing work.

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