Collect kaimoana with the vicar

Elaine Kasper doesn’t have far to go to collect a feed of kina—the rocks at Papatea Bay, outside the historic Ruakokore Church usually provide a shopping bag full in a few minutes.

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As a child she recalls catching crayfish here, but they’re a rare sight now. Next month she’ll be officially installed as the vicar of Ruakokore, visible on the promontory, to the left.

Episodes From This Location

First light

1 minute / 2019

Harvest honey

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Ride-along with Ferk

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Collect kaimoana with the vicar

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Join the shearing gang

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Train with the boys

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First light

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Dive with the swarm

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Murmuration

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Colonialism

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Fly over the acid lake

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Sun down

1 minute / 2019