Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

The Mataatua tribal area

The Mataatua tribal area

Muriwai, the sister of Toroa, the captain of the Mataatua canoe, established a rāhui that prohibited the taking of shellfish where her twin sons drowned. The ban ran from Ngā Kurī a Whārei (Bowentown) to Tihirau (Whangaparāoa), and is recognised as the traditional area of the Mataatua tribes.

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Traditional practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006