Punakaiki to GoldenBay, South Island, New Zealand

We watched the bull kelp washing back and forth around the base of the rocks. According to the information I read "traditional pōhā (bull kelp bags) are still used today by South Island Māori to preserve many types of food". They gather the long broad blades of the kelp and prepare them so that food, such as Weka/wood-hens and mutton birds can be safely kept for up to two years! Select the photo below to see more of this area.

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