In the 1970s a 600-year-old moa-hunter camp at the mouth of the Kaūpokonui River was excavated because it was being destroyed by erosion. Bones of 55 bird species were recovered, including six kinds of moa, weka, kererū (pigeon), kākā, takahē and kiwi. These archaeologists are at work in a sandy gully near the river.
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Photograph by Richard Cassels
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