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  • Pōhā - a storage container
    Rights: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Published 30 August 2022 Size: 3.4 MB Referencing Hub media

    Pōhā are storage containers used to transport and preserve important resources such as kōura, tuna and tītī (mutton birds). The pōhā used for tītī are made of rimurapa (bull kelp), harakeke and the shedding bark of the tōtara tree. These materials are carefully selected and prepared using knowledge passed down through generations.

    Related resources

    Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai video

    • Pōhā awarua – featuring pōhā expert Graham ‘Tiny’ Metzger, Ngāti Kurī/Rakiura
    • Download a PDF of the video transcript here



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