Story: Waka – canoes

Mōkihi

Mōkihi

The mōkihi was a form of raft, fashioned mainly from bulrushes and flax. These simple vessels were excellent for crossing lakes and rivers. Under the direction of Tim Te Maiharoa of Moeraki, this reconstruction was made at Waihao in South Canterbury, in 1990.

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How to cite this page:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Other types of waka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6015/mokihi (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006