Sam Farquhar

Hopu Tuna

Hopu Tuna

Hopu Tuna
Woodcut
883 mm x 858 mm (framed)

By Sam Farquhar
Te Ātiawa

Tuna, an important traditional food source for Māori, have been consistently undermined in the last century by a lamentable disregard for freshwater souces in Aotearoa. 

Hopu Tuna and Heke Tuna refers to the catching of tuna and the annual migration from rivers and streams to the sea.

  • Hopu Tuna