Donna Kerridge

Donna Kerridge (Waikato, Ngāti Tahinga) is a registered Medical Herbalist and a traditionally trained rongoā Māori practitioner with a small clinic in Helensville.

Ātea
Apr 17, 2018

Rongoā Māori completes the health picture

One hundred and fifty Māori medical practitioners converged on Rotorua in March to discuss the Māori health Kaupapa Inquiry. Ātea's rongoā expert Donna Kerridge made this presentation to her peers.

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Ātea
Mar 26, 2018

Autumn harvest: native berries and the rongoā journey

When we think of berries we think of the delicious summer varieties – raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and more. But Aotearoa has an abundance of native autumn berries, if you know where to look.

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Ātea
Feb 14, 2018

How to prepare the delicious – but poisonous – karaka berry

Karaka berries are a good source of protein and carbohydrates but can be toxic if not prepared properly. Rongoā and traditional healing practices tutor Donna Kerridge shares the many excellent attributes of this beautiful berry.

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Ātea
Dec 8, 2017

Mamaku: the native ingredient in the best green smoothie yet

Just as mamaku holds the earth together after landslides, so too can it heal wounds and infections in us, explains Donna Kerridge.

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Ātea
Dec 2, 2017

How to make kawakawa balm

Kawakawa is said to have the healing properties of all the other plants in the ngahere combined. Donna Kerridge explains how to use this versatile plant.

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Ātea
Nov 10, 2017

How to make a tonic with kūmarahou

Rongoā practitioner Donna Kerridges explains how to make a simple decoction for respiratory conditions and digestion.

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Ātea
Oct 27, 2017

Isolation is making us unwell: a rongoā Māori perspective

Rongoā Māori medicine is about more than lotions and potions, explains Donna Kerridge – it's also about connection.

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Ātea
Oct 13, 2017

Everything is related: an introduction to rongoā Māori medicine

Practitioner Donna Kerridge introduces the core philosophy of rongoā Māori medicine.

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