Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Crayfish

Crayfish

This is the most common kōura or crayfish in New Zealand – the red crayfish. They were traditionally highly prized. Today, the prestige of a hui (gathering) is often greatly enhanced by the provision of the sought-after kōura.

About this item

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10051853

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Kōura and karengo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8122/crayfish (accessed 26 April 2017)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006