Aired on Radio New Zealand on the 5th March 2021 at 1345 hours.
In Tairāwhiti an organisation is giving native trees to whanau with newborn babies - to help reconnect them with the custom of burying the placenta, or whenua.
The Women's Native Tree Project Trust has so far donated about 120 nati
ve trees to new māmā since the project started a year ago.
Midwife and Mokopuna Ora coordinator Kaniwa Kupenga Tamarama explains the project to Jesse.