Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Karengo

Karengo

The seaweed karengo is found on intertidal rocks on exposed coasts, and is collected during autumn and winter. It is preserved by drying, and can keep for months. People who live in coastal areas where karengo occurs often take this prized seafood as a gift when visiting family elsewhere.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Kōura and karengo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8125/karengo (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006