Kōrero: Te hopu tuna

Te hopu tuna ki Te Wairarapa

I te tau 1965 ka kōrero a Tame Saunders o Te Wairarapa mō te hopu tuna ki te pūaha o te roto o Ōnoke. Ko te mea rerekē, ka huaki ngā waha o ngā kupenga me ngā hīnaki ki te wāhi e rere atu rā te wai. Kawea haeretia ai ngā tuna e te ia o te awa, e ngana ana kia puta ki te moana. Kia tūtaki ki te tāhuna ka huri, ka hoki whakamuri, ki roto tonu i te kupenga, te hīnaki rānei.

I te tau 1918 ka kōrero a T.W. Downes mō te keri awaawa hei hopu tuna: ‘Mehemea kāore tō hīnaki, he whawhao rānei te tūtū mai o ngā pā tuna, keria he awaawa pāpaku noa iho nei, mai te awa, ā, haere mā nga kirikiri, tatū rawa ki tētahi pārua āhua rahi nei. Kātahi ka mātaki i ngā tuna e whakahipa ana e whakakī ana i te rua. Kia rahi rawa ngā tuna, ka kati i te ara puta. I reira ka tukua te wai kia rere, ko ngā tuna ka mahue, ka mate i te kore wai. Kīia ai ēnei wāhi he awa-one-huna.
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Reference: T. W. Downes, ‘Notes on eels and eel-weirs (tuna and pa-tuna).’ Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Institute of New Zealand 50 (1918). Wellington: Govt. Printing

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna - Heke tuna', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/13993/te-hopu-tuna-ki-te-wairarapa (accessed 3 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Basil Keane, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007