Posted by shiny on March 08, 2019 at 22:20 and edited at March 08, 2020 at 22:20Permalink
Note from Koanga institute about huakaroro taewa potato
Sent to Koanga by Rex Mundy of Kerikeri. He said it came from the Banks Peninsula, "growing there as long as the locals can remember at an isolated bay, among the boulders on the foreshore. The runners went long distances underground with potatoes at intervals along them".
Also sent to Koanga by Grace from Kaitaia with a similar story but from Great Barrier where the Maori grew them early in the season and at harvest time took them out to the outer islands to eat while mutton birding.