Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering



In some areas, the flowering of the mānuka tree indicates that yellow roe of the kina (sea egg or sea urchin) is fat. In others, this is signalled by the flowering of the kōwhai or pōhutukawa.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Pāua, kina, pipi, cockles and tuatua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006