Story: Māori foods – kai Māori

Preserving muttonbirds

Muttonbirds, or tītī, were found mainly on offshore islands and needed to be carefully handled to preserve and transport them. Listen to sea captain Bob Whaitiri (Ngāi Tahu) explain this process, which remained in use well into the 20th century.

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Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, 'Māori foods – kai Māori - Traditional cooking and preserving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/40253/preserving-muttonbirds (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, published 5 Sep 2013