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South Island - Te Wai Pounamu

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The Nikau

Nikkor 70-200/4 VR @102mm, f4, Porarari River valley; D600


Endemic to NZ, greatly versatile, used for many useful products, waved fronds were used for body, hut walls and roof protection, mats, baskets, the trunk for pots and containers. The Nikau was source of food in numerous ways.