Karaka is a native New Zealand tree. The orange fruit contains high poisonous kernels

Karaka is a native New Zealand tree. The orange fruit contains high poisonous kernels

Honey produced from the nectar of manuka or New Zealand tea trees (leptospermum scoparium) is renowned for its antibacterial properties. Hardier once mature. Only single flowered varieties are useful for honey production. Their hard, red wood was widely used by Maori for everything from paddles, weapons, spade blades, weeders, bird spears and mauls to house building. The bark was used for making water containers and the inner bark as a waterproof layer for roofing. Zone 8-11

Honey produced from the nectar of manuka or New Zealand tea trees (leptospermum scoparium) is renowned for its antibacterial properties. Hardier once mature. Only single flowered varieties are useful for honey production. Their hard, red wood was widely used by Maori for everything from paddles, weapons, spade blades, weeders, bird spears and mauls to house building. The bark was used for making water containers and the inner bark as a waterproof layer for roofing. Zone 8-11

Kowhai flowers (Sophora microphylla)

Kowhai flowers (Sophora microphylla)

Māori Plant Use Database Photo KawaKawa, piper excelsum

Māori Plant Use Database Photo KawaKawa, piper excelsum

Muehlenbeckia astonii - native bush - interesting branching

Muehlenbeckia astonii - native bush - interesting branching

Nikau palm, the only palm endemic to New Zealand, with it's 'fruit salad' (the fruit changes colours).

Nikau palm, the only palm endemic to New Zealand, with it's 'fruit salad' (the fruit changes colours).

Leptecophylla juniperina photos - Prickly Mingimingi

Leptecophylla juniperina photos - Prickly Mingimingi

T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network - Parsonsia heterophylla (New Zealand Jasmine)

T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network - Parsonsia heterophylla (New Zealand Jasmine)

Alectryon excelsus subsp. excelsus - Titoki

Alectryon excelsus subsp. excelsus - Titoki

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