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Kōrero & Kaputī

In historic Bell House, meet Helen Paul-Smith (Tapuika Ngāiterangi), co-founder of the artisan tea-blending company ŌKU.  

Paul-Smith takes us into a sensory world, exploring the flavours and healing properties of native plants in Aotearoa. Many have a rich history of traditional use, helping to maintain wellbeing. Plants such as kawakawa, kūmarahou, mānuka and horopito feature in her teas, elixirs, and balms. Many are hand-harvested from the wild, following strict protocol – ŌKU are conscious of the need to be good kaitiaki (guardians) of the whenua (land). 

The talk ends with an ŌKU tea tasting in vintage China teacups. Tickets include entry to the Village. 

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Suitable for: Rangatahi 13 – 17 years, Pakeke 18+ years

Session 1:
Sat 15 July, 10am-12pm
Session 2:
Sat 15 July, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: Howick Historical Village, Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga

Cost: Adult $30, Senior/student $28 (tickets include entry to explore the Village)

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