Story: Tītī − muttonbirding

Pōhā (kelp)

Traditional pōhā (kelp bags encased in tōtara bark) are used to store the harvested tītī chicks. Bob Whaitiri talks about pōhā.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Bob Whaitiri interview/Reference number MPT 975).

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How to cite this page:

Philip Lyver, Jamie Newman and the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body, 'Tītī − muttonbirding - Processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/5569/poha-kelp (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Philip Lyver, Jamie Newman and the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body, published 12 Jun 2006