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Kākahi

23 December 2019

One of the more mysterious mahika kai species is kākahi. These are our native freshwater mussels that live in rivers and lakes. Unlike marine mussels, they move around with a ‘foot’ and can often be spotted by finding the trails they leave behind them. Kākahi were traditionally valued as a reliable food source, as they generally stay in the same place and are available all year round. Kākahi shells are also valued for use in making muka (flax fibre), and were used to cut hair, umbilical cords, or even as rattles attached to manu aute (kites).

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The Annual General Meeting of Aukaha (1997) Limited is being held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 5.30pm. The Annual Report will be available at the meeting.

If you would like a copy of the Agenda please email your request to - info@aukaha.co.nz