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