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Rāhui in place from Scorching Bay to the barracks in Worser Bay

A rāhui has been placed from Scorching Bay to the barracks in Worser Bay, following a recent drowning and will be in place until Friday 9th December. 

A rāhui is the tikanga (customary practise) that prohibits access to an area of water or land. In Māori culture, when a body is found in water, a rāhui is imposed out of respect for the person that died. It’s a form of tapu, a cultural practice that restricts a range of activities, including swimming or mahinga kai / collecting food from the water, for a period of time.