Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering



This is the most common kōura or crayfish in New Zealand – the red crayfish. They were traditionally highly prized. Today, the prestige of a hui (gathering) is often greatly enhanced by the provision of the sought-after kōura.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Kōura and karengo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006