Story: Starfish, sea urchins and other echinoderms

Eating kina

Eating kina

Here, kina roe is being scooped out with knives and spoons. The traditional method is to crack open the kina shell with a rock and take out the roe by hand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-054105; F

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Starfish, sea urchins and other echinoderms - Sea urchins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5208/eating-kina (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006