This is a small pā tuna (eel weir) of the pā tauremu type, at Ngutuwera on the Moumāhaki River. Eel weirs were used in autumn, to catch eels on their way downstream to spawn.
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Reference: T. W. Downes, ‘Notes on eels and eel-weirs (tuna and pa-tuna).’ Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Institute of New Zealand 50 (1918). Wellington: Govt. Printing
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