"When we have a healthy harbour that is abundant with mahinga kai we can sustainably harvest to provide kai for the table, make mokihi (raupo
) create cloaks for whanau, then the korowai is no longer needed, it has done its job."
The handpicked grapes come mostly from the Raupo
Creek, a clay-rich vineyard in the Omaka Valley.
We had not quite discarded the tents and raupo
huts in which we first lived, and we were quite proud of the few scattered weatherboarded houses which began to mark out the lines of the streets.
Auckland (New Zealand): Raupo
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(42) In June 1815 Hannah King's mother was with her daughter, son-in-law, and her two grandsons in their communal raupo
As Elizabeth noted in her "Recollections," "Upon arrival there, we found a native built raupo
whare [a kind of grass hut], without floor, doors or windows, with a square hole cut in the roof for a chimney, and the earthen floor covered with mud from a recent flood.
Kakaho reeds were used for the frame and raupo
leaves for the covering.
At this point in the novel, Timothy Cardew, Eliza's first love, has left Wellington and is working as a linesman at Raupo
. He takes the local postmistress, Shelagh, out to the movies.