Rawi Pere and Ngawati Hei Hei

“The first thing I do when I get the rongoā is go into the ngahere or the forest.”

“I get permission from the plant that I want to extract the leaves of whatever that needs to be done from that plant. My permission is to ask, ‘look, I need this rongoā to heal someone, so can I have that permission?’ That way, I can take it home.”

Rongoā Māori Medicine

“It’s time to heal, and it’s not just for our own Māori people, it’s for every indigenous race and not just Aotearoa – overseas as well.”