Story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Freshwater crayfish (2nd of 2)

Freshwater crayfish

Like the other native species in Lake Taupō, the kōura, or fresh-water crayfish, was once an important food for Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

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Martin Wikaira, 'Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Mountains and lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1189/freshwater-crayfish (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017