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  • Kūmara plants and Pātaka building, Te Parapara Garden, Hamilton
    Rights: Dr Megan Balks Published 30 June 2015, Updated 12 May 2023 Size: 6.6 MB Referencing Hub media

    Kūmara plants, growing in Te Taupa at Te Parapara Garden.

    Te Parapara is designed to incorporate two realms representative of both wild, uncultivated foods and cultivated or farmed foods. Te Ara Whakatauki (Path of Proverbs) lies between the Piazza (section of garden) and the waharoa (gateway). This realm represents the unculivated foods under the care of Haumiatiketike. Te Taupa sits beyond the waharoa and is under the care of Rongomātane renowned as atua of cultivated foods such as the kūmara.

    The garden takes its name from the pre-European Māori settlement that occupied the site.

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