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Here is some information about harakeke you might not know. Harakeke is also known as flax and flax is often found in a garden. Before you do anything with the flax say your karakia/prayer first. Don’t cut the harakeke in the rain, cut it when it is sunny. Something else you should know about harakeke, is that you can only cut it when it has finished flowering. Also don’t cut the three middle ones which are the rito (baby) and the Awhi Rito (parents). Another thing you should know is to cut the leftovers of flax into small pieces and place them underneath the bush so that it can help the other pieces of flax grow again.