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dc.contributor.authorSmall, Robert Wayne
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can mātauranga Māori guide the development of a contemporary multi-purpose garden for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei? ABSTRACT: Gardens were critical to Māori survival in Aotearoa New Zealand since their arrival from the Pacific. Spiritual beliefs and ritual practice combined with plant and cultivation knowledge developed as extensive gardens were maintained and protected. Despite the importance of gardening for Māori, neither traditional precolonial nor contemporary gardens for food production and health have been undertaken comprehensively in post-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand in recent times by a Māori entity as a means of sharing their knowledge and practices. This new venture explores the context of cultural knowledge of environment, nature and gardens which developed over time, in order to create an ethnobotany garden. Adopting a kaupapa Māori, he awa whiria, braided river research, and research by design methodologies, the project sets out to create a garden at Pourewa, Auckland, which includes a nursery, traditional gardens, plants for special uses, and vegetables to feed the local community. Research examined precedent examples of other Indigenous peoples, and the selection and use of plants for health and healing (rongoā), as well as the history, context and practices of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. The design is for a visionary place to encourage traditional arts, garden practice and knowledge exchange with community and visitors. The new garden will enable leadership and communication of Māori garden and traditional arts practices for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectPourewa Whenua, Ōrākei, Tāmaki-makau-rauen_NZ
dc.subjectPourewa Reserve, Auckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectNgāti Whātua Ōrākeien_NZ
dc.subjectmāra kaien_NZ
dc.subjectMāori gardensen_NZ
dc.subjectmāra rongaoāen_NZ
dc.subjectmāra tūpunaen_NZ
dc.subjectfood gardensen_NZ
dc.titleNgā kite hauora nō Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Pourewa Gardens : blending Māori tradition and contemporary design towards a healthier future for Ngā Uri o Tūperirien_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Landscape Architecture (by Project)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120107 Landscape Architectureen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden070199 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSmall, R. W. (2020). Ngā kite hauora nō Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Pourewa Gardens : blending Māori tradition and contemporary design towards a healthier future for Ngā Uri o Tūperiri. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture (by Project)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMenzies, Diane
unitec.advisor.associatedBradbury, Matthew

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