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BGANZ Congress 2019  • 20–23 October • Wellington, New Zealand


Rob Tipa

Rob Tipa
Freelance journalist and researcher, Ngāi Tahu


Rob Tipa (Ngāi Tahu) is a freelance journalist with more than forty years’ experience as a reporter and editor with metropolitan, community and farming publications. To reconnect with his Ngāi Tahu heritage, he researched a series of articles on traditional uses of New Zealand native plants that were on the Ngāi Tahu taonga plants list. This became a series of nearly fifty columns published in Te Karaka magazine over a period of ten years, and became the book Treasures of Tane: Plants of Ngāi Tahu, published by Huia in 2018.

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