“It's scary because the rate in which Māori men are drowning continues to increase.”

The mahi of Tiwana, Tamarangi and Eddie, also known as Water Rats, is to teach urban Māori how to gather kai sustainably for their whānau. After a touchy incident on the water, they now use their experiences and pukenga to promote water safety while gathering kaimoana.

This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.

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