October 2005

In this issue

Local Rangitukia fishermen and pakeke talk about traditional fishing methods at Te Ngutu Awa o Waiapu, the Rural Housing Programme supports 73 whanau into home ownership with more to come and Radio Ngati Porou celebrates the Manu Waiata 4 finals, it's 8th birthday and RNP's Club 1st anniversary at Uepohatu Hall.

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Te Ngutu Awa o Waiapu

Along with Hikurangi and Whangaokena, the Waiapu river is one of the symbols of Ngati Porou. Edging onto Rangitukia beach, the ngutu awa (river mouth) has been a kapata kai for the people of Rangitukia and Tikapa since time immemorial, a ‘live fish market’ providing fresh eel, kanae (mullet), tuarenga (whitebait) and of course Ngati Porou salmon - Kahawai.