Story: Kiore – Pacific rats

Pit trap (1st of 3)

Pit trap

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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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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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Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Hunting and eating kiore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008