Kōrero: Canterbury places

Kaitorete Spit

Kaitorete Spit

A bank of shingle separating Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) from the Pacific Ocean, the Kaitorete Spit is nearly 30 kilometres long. It was once an important route for Māori travelling from Banks Peninsula to southern settlements. The remains of camps, ovens and middens can still be found along the spit.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Ellesmere district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10268/kaitorete-spit (accessed 10 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015