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- n. used by Maoris for thatching
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Most of what we call toitoi these days is crossbred with pampas grass, I think.
Although the URL for the toetoe page spells it toitoi.
Bishop Dordillon had been obliged to translate it, "_Te mea e hakatika me te mea e hana mea koaha toitoi i te Etua_" which might be rendered, "Belief in the works and love of a just God."
Botanists confirmed that the plant which appears in the foreground of Banks 'campaign advertisements was pampas, and not native toitoi as Banks had assumed.
John Banks 'billboard featuring what botanists have confirmed as pampas grass, not native toitoi as Banks had assumed.
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.
The pampas are usually pink whereas the toitoi are never pink. "