The Jewel of Lake Ngātu

May 4, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Lake Ngātu has been a familiar source of kuta for many generations of local Māori. We talk with local weaver Joy Wikitera about kuta and it's many uses from harvesting to the art of weaving.

The restoration of Lake Ngātu and all the surrounding dune lakes being carried out by NgaiTakoto, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri along with the Department of Conservation and local bodies FNDC and RNC to revitalise and clean up the waterways, will ensure that the kuta will grow in abundance and continue to be a source of kuta for many generations to come.

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