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Coprosma repens. Taupata.

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TAUPATA (Rotorua, Wellington), naupata (northern North Island), māmāngi (East Cape), angiangi (Bay of Plenty). Regions associated with Māori names recorded by Kirk 1889.

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Berries eaten (Colenso 1868a, 1880)

See Crawford 1877 for use as coffee substitute.

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Frequently plaited by Māori (Kirk 1889) [? Ed.]

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Ornamental originated from paddles and skids of the Arawa canoes (Bay of Plenty). Small clump of trees at Maketu descended from these.

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28 May 2007
1 July 2020
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