Kōrero: Seafood

Collecting pipi

Collecting pipi

Shellfish were an important part of the Māori diet, which included at least 40 different species. Pipi, a shallow sand-burrowing shellfish found in estuaries and sandy river mouths, was a favourite, judging by the heaps of shells found in coastal middens.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seafood - New flavours, old habits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5116/collecting-pipi (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006