Dear Mr Burt,
I have read a bit about the harakeke and I really like what is does. I have heard that Maui a maori legend was the person who name this plant harakeke.
Harakeke is a big help to the world. Harakeke also known as flax can help animals such as Flax snails a rare snail that live only live on the far north. Flax can help Flax snails by making shelter for the Flax snails.
Flax can also be a big help to Tui, bellbirds/korimako, saddlebacks/ tieke, short tailed bats/pekapeka, geckos and several types of insects by letting them eat the nectar from the flax flower. If we get flax it will bring so much more happiness to Pt england by making kid be happy seeing all the animals that flax attracts, taking pictures of the flax and putting it on there blog, and letting teachers teach their students about flax and all the animals. Please get flax Mr burt.