10 May 2020

Pa Ropata on Rongoā Māori

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:04 pm on 10 May 2020

Rob McGowan also known as Pa Ropata knows Māori medicine.  The former Catholic priest was taken under the ‘wing’ of Kuia Rua Henare from Whanganui in the mid 1970's and learned about the many medicinal properties of native plants or Rongoā Māori. From the Te Ahi Kaa archives,  Jerome Cvitanovich visits Pa Ropata at his home on the outskirts of Tauranga.