Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Eel fillets drying

Eel fillets drying

These tuna fillets are drying on a tīrewa (rack) at Wairewa (Lake Forsyth), just south of Banks Peninsula. Once dried, eels could last for months.

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Wairewa Runanga Group
Photograph by Iaean Cranwell

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Cooking, preserving and storing eels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13989/eel-fillets-drying (accessed 25 April 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007