Tūī - bird unique to New Zealand (Tūī are important pollinators of many native trees and will fly large distances, especially during winter for their favourite foods) everyday sight in my garden during spring/summer. i love Tui.

Tūī - bird unique to New Zealand (Tūī are important pollinators of many native trees and will fly large distances, especially during winter for their favourite foods) everyday sight in my garden during spring/summer. i love Tui.

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The flower in my armband signifying Lunel, her friendship, the things I learned from her, etc James Day Photography - Protea

Manuka Bloom, New Zealand. Makes the best honey in the world. Manuka honey is liquid gold.

Manuka Bloom, New Zealand. Makes the best honey in the world. Manuka honey is liquid gold.

Pseudopanax crassifolius (Lancewood) - is a New Zealand native tree belonging to the family Araliaceae and It is found throughout New Zealand from sea level up to about 750m. It is one of the oddities in New Zealand's forest. This tree will happily grow in a container, perfect for a roof terrace.

Pseudopanax crassifolius (Lancewood) - is a New Zealand native tree belonging to…

Koromiko    Tender leaves were bruised and applied as a poultice for ulcers and veneral disease.  Wet branches were thrown on a fire with whau and karamū, to make a steam bath treatment for broken bones.

Koromiko Tender leaves were bruised and applied as a poultice for ulcers and veneral disease. Wet branches were thrown on a fire with whau and karamū, to make a steam bath treatment for broken bones.

Rātā    The bark of the rātā tree was soaked in water, which was then applied as a lotion.  A poultice of bark was put on sores, wounds and abscesses.  The inner bark was steeped in water and drunk for diarrhoea and dysentery.  Rātā nectar, collected by tapping the flowers against the inside of a calabash, was taken to cure a sore throat.

Rātā The bark of the rātā tree was soaked in water, which was then applied as a lotion. A poultice of bark was put on sores, wounds and abscesses. The inner bark was steeped in water and drunk for diarrhoea and dysentery. Rātā nectar, collected by tapping the flowers against the inside of a calabash, was taken to cure a sore throat.

*** Kahikatea - New Zealand's Tallest Native Tree and Its Unique Benefits for Holistic Wellbeing *** Kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides), sometimes also known as White Pine, is a tall slender tree that once covered vast tracts of land. Today this magnificent giant is mostly found growing in low-lying swampy areas. The name Kahikatea comes from the Māori language: kahika - ancestor, chief, leader and tea - [...]

Kahikatea, sometimes also known as White Pine, is a tall slender tree that once covered vast tracts of land. Today this magnificent giant [.


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