Autumn is Ngahuru in Te ReoAutumn is traditionally when crops were dug up and tubers stored.
Muttonbirds were collected.
Crayfish, inanga, eels and fresh water fish were collected inland.Snapper and other sea fish were caught at sea.
At Hamilton Gardens, at the Te Parapara garden, the kumara have been harvested.
We have been learning about 'what lies beneath our feet?' at Hamilton East School.
There were many gardens on the banks of the Waikato River, and the Putikitiki gully was one place where kumara were grown.
We cooked kumara wedges to celebrate our school Harvest festival. Thanks to Riley who provided the olive oil.