harakeke


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harakeke

(hɑːrəˈkiːkiː)
n
(Plants) NZ another name for flax4
[Māori]
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The whanau contribution plays an important role in overall well-being for Maori and is often described through the use of the Harakeke (Flax) metaphor.
The speaker then turns to the immediate family and once again include in his speech of comfort, wise sayings of the ancestors, for example, if the children are already adults, he may refer to the saying "Kua tipu te pa harakeke (the flax bush has matured)".
Culturally-situated activities, or everyday occupations, such as kapa haka and mahi harakeke (Flax weaving), have been explored in terms of connecting with one's spirituality (Bright, 2010; Ihimaera, 2004) or from socio-cultural perspectives (Smith, 2003; Wirihana, 2008).
Structural differences among fibers from six cultivars of Harakeke (Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax).
In addition, skin care manufacturers are said to be exploring such exotic ingredients as harakeke, also known as New Zealand flax, a plant that is loaded with antioxidant and hydrating abilities and has already found its way into a few high-end body lotions, and quince seed extract, a substance that promotes wound healing and skin repair.