Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Stormwater outfall

Stormwater outfall

Māori have often been concerned about stormwater and sewage outlets that run into the sea, polluting areas where seafood is collected. The red sign by this stormwater outfall at Island Bay, Wellington, warns against collecting or eating shellfish.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Customary harvest and conservation today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006