Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Hīnaki waharua

Hīnaki waharua

Hīnaki waharua had two entrances – waharua means ‘two mouths’. They were used in shallow lakes to catch small eels.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Hīnaki – eel pots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13976/hinaki-waharua (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007