Parsonsia capsularis. Kaiwhiria. New Zealand jasmine.
Fishing and hunting
Some natives talk of bows and arrows. The bow (whana) made of pirita (supplejack), arrows of fernstalk or a shoot (pihi) of the kaiwhiria with a point of kātote lashed on. Used by children to kill birds in olden days. Best says sources are unreliable (Best 1902, p.241)
Vines sometimes used for tying up fences, platforms and house framing, but not commonly (Colenso 1868a)
Used in vapour baths (Brett's Guide 1883)
Parsonsia species probably contain saponins - worthy of investigation (Aston 1923b)