Taewa (Māori potatoes): useful links
This is a list of additional resources for the focus story Taewa (Māori potatoes).
The early introduction of potatoes
Background information on the early introduction of plants and animals to New Zealand from the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Potatoes: an important crop for Māori
An overview of the value of potatoes to the early Māori economy.
Changes to Māori agriculture
Background information on the early success and later decline of Māori farming.
Spud in a bucket project
This outlines the ‘Spud in a bucket’ programme for schools, initiated by the Tahuri Whenua (National Māori Growers’ Collective).
A research paper on the history of taewa
A working paper from the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand providing a detailed account of the history of taewa. It covers their origins in South America to their current situation in New Zealand.
http://repository.openpolytechnic.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/11072/1195/Harris_Niha - Working Papers - res_wp299harrisg.pdf?sequence=1
- 29 July 2009