Story: Introduced animal pests

Kiore stowaways

The kiore or Pacific rat arrived either as a stowaway or by intention. This video clip shows a re-enactment of Polynesians loading a double-hulled canoe in preparation for the voyage that took them to New Zealand.

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Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Rats and mice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10120/kiore-stowaways (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015