Tī Kōuka

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Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai web Series. Episode two - The plains and valleys of South Canterbury were once abundant with Tī Kouka, sustaining whole communities not only as a food source but also as a fire starter, material for making protective clothing and a marker in the landscape. These days they are more appreciated for their aesthetic value than their practical uses. Local Mahinga Kai aficionado Karl Russell, takes us on a journey of discovery to explore the taste, texture and appeal of this once staple of the local diet.