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"The Remarkable Reti", School Journal, Level 3, October 2015

21 October 2015

First pages of the article

For Ngāti Pāhauwera, fishing with a reti is a way of life.

A reti is a fishing device controlled from shore by a hand-held line. The reti board is designed to move against the current, dragging a lure and hook. Although reti look unusual, they should never be underestimated.

They are specially designed to catch kahawai and other predatory fish that swim in the Mōhaka River.

You can the article and teacher support material on Literacy Online: "The remarkable reti".

Other useful resources

Hīnaki – creating eel traps

Read about students creating their own hīnaki in this student showcase.

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe how societal and/or environmental issues can influence what people decided to make, how they would undertake planning, the selection of resources, and how they would make and test an outcome 3
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain why a technological outcome could be called a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ design. 3

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