This series depicts fishing and seafood gathering along a stretch of beach about 30kms south of East Cape. Tikapa Beach is approximately 5km long stretching at one end from a headland known as Port Awanui to the south bank of the Waiapu River mouth, known locally as the Ngutuawa, the beak of the river. Each summer, this isolated area becomes a temporary camp for a number of families. Intergenerational knowledge of the land and sea is incrementally transmitted to the children through food gathering activities. Te Mahi Kai refers to all the activities associated with finding, preparation and cooking of food. This includes fishing, hunting and gathering as well as cultivating. People who are renowned for their hunting and gathering are often referred to as Mahi Kai. The project is concerned with the use and self-determination of indigenous land and knowledge. These images focus on the activities on the south side of the Waiapu River in the rohe of Te Whanau a Hineauta, Te Whanau a Pokai. The rights to collect seafood and fish are maintained through the principles of Ahi Kaa Roa. These works are part of a larger on-going project.