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Olearia angustifolia. Muttonbird scrub. Tētēaweka.

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Shrub or small tree. Coastal areas of Southland and Fouveaux Strait and on coastal headlands of Stewart Island. (Salmon 1980)

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Timber used in building round whare on Titi Islands (Beattie 1994). ... "as they are usually bent by prevailing winds they are adapted to whare-potaka (round houses)"

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"On Stewart Island and the Titi Islands the tree called titiaweka has scented leaves and these were used to allay high temperatures and reduce fever. These leaves are also said to have a beneficial effect on sick persons who put them in a bath or who steam them" (Beattie 1994)

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28 May 2007
5 July 2020
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