Yam (a form of potato) could have come from several regions, including Egypt and South America.
PUKEKO Many people don’t know that our “Pukeko” bird is indigenous to Spain and South America (where its called a “swamp hen”).
We know that the most venerated or holy tree of ancient Continental and British Isles Europeans was the Oak.
We know that the European or English Oak also grows in North Africa.
While these pre-Maori people have disappeared, there is evidence throughout New Zealand of their existence in their skeleton remains, dwellings, vegetables, plants, trees, animals and birds.
Further information can be found on DWELLINGS There are many remains of stone buildings, dwellings, structures and archaeology sites located throughout New Zealand that shows there were people living in New Zealand long before the Maori.
They probably introduced the Oak to Europe, therefore, it’s not surprising that very old Oak trees were found in New Zealand, as many other items originating from distant lands are found here.
This caused a major hue and cry within an insulated area of Northland, which has gone largely unreported in the mainstream media.
Information about DOC’s “Oak eradication programme” was reported by Northland resident Ian Pyke of Te Kopuru who said that these trees were over on the coast at Whangaruru in Northland just a bit South of the Bay of Islands.
It is the world’s third most widely distributed rat today found throughout the Asia/ Pacific area.
The Kiore are poor swimmers reinforcing their introduction to New Zealand via human contact, be it accidental or deliberate.
Counts should be done on the annual growth rings of the remnant trunks of these destroyed trees and a full investigation into the sinister activities of the Department of Conservation.