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    In this activity, students explore Māori perspectives concerning estuaries.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain how a Māori legend can show aspects of Māori thinking and living in early settlement of New Zealand.
    • recognise some Māori words for common items found in an estuary
    • explain the concept of kaitiakitanga in simple terms
    • describe why people value estuaries from a Māori and non-Māori perspective.

    Download the Word file (see below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • items found in estuaries
    • Māori name cards.

    Useful link

    Te Ara's Mātaitai – shellfish gathering provides an overview of traditional kaimoana harvesting.

      Published 12 June 2017 Referencing Hub articles