Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai web Series. Episode xxx - Te Waihora was once a considerable tribal resource known as Te Kete Ika a Rākaihautū - The Fish Basket of Rākaihautū and home to the sand, yellow belly and black flounder. Today, it is one of New Zealand’s most polluted lakes. We visit local kaumātua Don Brown who has lived his entire life on the lakes edge. We learn about Te Waihora and its importance to Ngāi Tahu as a food source and we talk to David Perenara-O’Connell and Craig Pauling about the restoration of the lake and the vision for its future.