Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai web Series. Episode xxx - Mōkihi or mogi were an essential means of transport for early Māori travelling the waterways of Te Waipounamu. They were light, buoyant and easily constructed. A clever innovation designed to traverse the waterways of Te Waipounamu in the search for kai. Long since replaced in a practical sense by fiberglass and modern technology, the art and craft of mōkihi lives on through the passion and dedication of people like Joe Wakefield.