Story: Kiore – Pacific rats

Tāwhara

Tāwhara

The fruit of the kiekie is known as tāwhara. It was a favourite of kiore, and when the fruit was abundant it was a good time to catch these rats for food.

Using this item

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10054851

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Arrival and life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16117/tawhara (accessed 22 March 2019)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008