Ngāti Tamatera place rāhui in west Coromandel
27 Hōngongoi 2020
On 10 July, a rāhui was placed on Te Mata and Waipatukahu, west Coromandel, to the harvest of pipi, cockles, mussels and oysters.
The closure, requested by Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust, is the continuation of a rāhui that was placed in December 2019. It comes in response to the pressure placed on kaimoana during the height of the summer months, which over time has depleted the stocks. This rāhui is in place for 2 years to allow the beds time to recover.
Diving for kina and pāua and fishing are still permitted.