6 Apr 2010

Te Wao Nui Tane nature trail opens in Botanical Gardens

6:34 am on 6 April 2010

Visitors to the Christchurch Botanical Gardens are being given a look at how Ngai Tahu used resources from the bush.

Curator John Clemens says Te Wao Nui Tane nature trail, which is open for the next two weeks, will be an eye opener.

It includes five activities, including traps and storage for tuna or eels, and snares for manu or birds, as well as displays on the use of plants like raupo, ferns, harakeke and lancewood.

Dr Clemens says it complements the Mo Taatou Ngai Tahu Whanui exhibition at Canterbury Museum.