Another mahika kai species particularly valued in the south is kanakana or lamprey. Kanakana are an unusual and ancient fish – they look a bit like eels, are boneless (instead having cartilage like sharks), and have been around for over 360 million years – this means they have survived four mass extinctions and existed at the same time as dinosaurs! Kanakana are diadromous, meaning they live in freshwater and saltwater at different stages in their life cycle. The kanakana below has just returned to freshwater after about 4 years at sea, and if you look carefully you’ll see it has electric blue racing stripes – this is the time to harvest them as they are at their most delicious!
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Last year Aukaha signed a contract with MSD for a Managed Apprenticeship Trust Plan in Otago. The plan is part of the wider philosophy of Aukaha and our partners to build human capital, whānau wealth creation and a strong economy. Aukaha will lead an integrated system that supports and connects Māori and Pacifica to jobs…Read More
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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.
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