Janet Stewart Reserve Harakeke Restoration
Our Field Staff are working to restore Te Kōrari Pā Harakeke at Janet Stewart Reserve, with Christchurch City Council and advice from Paula Rigby, Te Rōpū Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa National Weavers Collective. This mahi involves the selective removal of plants to create more space and access, and maintenance of the remaining plants. The goal of this project is to restore the health of the harakeke so that this taonga resource is suitable for harvest again.
Te Kōrari is a pā harakeke planting established specifically for weaving purposes, with several varieties of harakeke suitable for different uses.