Kōrero: Sewage, water and waste

Māori midden, Takapuna

Māori midden, Takapuna

In July 2007 roading contractors in Takapuna, Auckland, uncovered a midden (rubbish dump) filled with shells. The find suggests there was a Māori settlement close by. Work was stopped while archaeologists and Māori inspected the area. The age of the site is not yet known. Māori had protocols for disposing of rubbish away from living areas.

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New Zealand Herald
Photograph by Paul Estcourt

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Māori and colonial settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24420/maori-midden-takapuna (accessed 3 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Christine Dann, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010