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  • In this activity, students learn about rongoā Māori (medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand) through a silent card game.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain what rongoā Māori is
    • name some native plants in New Zealand that are used for rongoā Māori
    • name some medical problems that native plants can be used for
    • name some medical uses for some of the native plants.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.

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    High school student Chris Ryan researched the medicinal properties of kawakawa, read about it in this Connected journal article.

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      Published 12 November 2010 Referencing Hub articles
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