Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Ruakurī cave

Ruakurī cave

The cave known as Ruakurī (den of dogs) at Waitomo is named from a time when it was inhabited by wild kurī. They attacked a local fowler who with his companions trapped and killed the dogs.

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Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - Uses of kurī', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008