Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Mataī berries (2nd of 4)

Mataī berries

Bird snares were often set on mataī trees to trap tūī and kererū (New Zealand pigeons) as they ate the berries.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - The great trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007