Ōhiwa Harbour is an important food gathering place for three tribes – Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Awa – and is known as ‘the food basket of the peoples’. The harbour abounds in fish and shellfish. In the 19th century Ngāi Tūhoe expanded north, gaining direct access to the sea and its resources. Tūhoe pā were established at several places on the harbour.
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