This pit trap is known as a rua torea. Kiore walked across the stick to the bait and slipped into the pit, where they were collected by a trapper.
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Reference: Elsdon Best, The Maori. Wellington: Board of Maori Ethnological Research for the Author and on behalf of the Polynesian Society, 1924, p. 501
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