Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics
The mock hunt of a moa is undertaken around 1900 by Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa), right, and two other men, believed to be Hēmi Papakura (centre) and Tūtere Wī Repa (left). While the ‘hunters’ hold spears, there is no real evidence as to how moa were hunted. The moa has a long straight neck, but it is now believed that they held their necks in horizontally, in line with their bodies.
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