Story: Kiore – Pacific rats



The fruit of the kiekie is known as tāwhara. It was a favourite of kiore, and when the fruit was abundant it was a good time to catch these rats for food.

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Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Arrival and life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008