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Pictured is Pourewa Reserve in Tāmaki Makaurau. The project, led by Rob Small, was to design a garden that would display the ethnobotany of Māori working with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to develop and cultivate the garden for the local community.
The new nursery development at Pourewa was completed in June 2020 and we visited it not long after it opened. Activities on-site continue to develop and offer an ongoing legacy in terms of the protection and development of the Tāmaki plant collection, as well as the development of a seed bank of Tāmaki species. These collections help support Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in their role as a key educator, carrier and guardian of knowledge and leader for research around kaitiakitanga, traditional use and practices - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
You can find more information about the project here: Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: Pourewa
Photos by James Holborow.