Kaituna Neighbourhood is now fully sold
Kaituna - What’s in a name?
Kaituna is one of a number of rivers and spring fed streams which feed into Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere). The size of the lake and its resources make it a tribally significant mahinga kai (food gathering place) for Ngāi Tahu.
The name Kaituna comes from the tuna (eel) which were found in abundance along with pātiki (flounder), aua (mullet) and waterfowl. This abundance of resource supported a number of pā and mahinga kai sites including Te Kūhaka Wariwari located on the spur above Ataahua Domain.