Story: Kiore – Pacific rats

Kiore window

Kiore window

Roma Marae is in Ahipara, Northland, and belongs to the Te Rarawa people. The frame of the wharenui, Ōhākī, is carved with kiore, showing the importance of these rats to Te Rarawa.

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Roma Marae
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Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008