In this section
- All about insects
- Ngā pepeke: he pārongo
- The arthropods on the pare
- Poster: He aha tēnei pepeke? What is this bug?
- Poster: Ole a le bug? What is this bug?
- Poster: Sea te manu foliki tenei? What is this bug?
- Poster: He aha tēnei manu? What is this bird?
- Poster: Who is in the wetland? Ko wai kei te repo?
- Poster: Ko wai kei te repo? Who is in the wetland?
- Pollination & pollinators
- The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa
- The Story of Tūī | Ngā Kōrero O Te Tūī
- Well-being in a pā harakeke | Hauora i roto i te pā harakeke
Ngā manu o Aotearoa
Aotearoa is home to more than 200 native manu (bird) species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Nga manu have always been a taonga (treasure) to Maori. In traditional Maori life, nga manu were used for kai (food), kakahu (clothing/cloaks), whakatauaki (proverb) and predicting the future.
Feathers from the tui, kiwi and kaka were very precious and worn by chiefs in korowai (cloaks), while the piwakawaka (fantail), komiromiro (tomtit) and karearea (falcon) were watched carefully for predicting the future and weather.
- pdf Poster: He aha tēnei manu? What is this bird? pdf File, 2.2 MB