Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Preparing muttonbird containers

Men prepare pōhā (containers made from bull kelp) to hold tītī (muttonbirds), in 1910. The pōhā were put into flax baskets and surrounded with tōtara bark. Listen to Ngāi Tahu elder Bob Whaitiri talk about using pōhā with tītī.

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Types of food production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/20261/preparing-muttonbird-containers (accessed 12 July 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008