Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Trapping kanakana (lamprey)

A taua (elderly woman) shows exactly how to place the ‘pae’ – a trap made from brush and bracken weighted down with stones. The pae traps the kanakana (lamprey), and the whole trap is lifted up once a good catch has been made.

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Calendar of work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008