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4&lt;h2&gt;The Naming of Otaika&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font color=&amp;quot;#000000&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; letter-spacing: -0.05pt&amp;quot;&gt;According to local &lt;em&gt;Maoris, &lt;/em&gt;the name &lt;em&gt;Otaika is &lt;/em&gt;of comparatively recent origin. In the gum-digging days in the latter half of last century, there were many gum diggers camping on the banks &lt;span&gt;of&lt;em&gt; &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;the &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'&amp;quot;&gt;river just a few chains from the Portland turnoff.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font color=&amp;quot;#000000&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font color=&amp;quot;#000000&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; letter-spacing: -0.05pt&amp;quot;&gt;Not far from the bridge, some &lt;span&gt;of&lt;em&gt; &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;the piles &lt;span&gt;of&lt;em&gt; &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;which are still to be seen, there was a creamery and a slaughterhouse, and these both used to drain into the river. In the evenings, the gum diggers used to dance to the music of a concertina on the old bridge. Herrings by the thousand &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'&amp;quot;&gt;used to swarm up to feed on the effluent from these buildings.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/font&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&amp;quot;margin: 6pt 7.2pt 6pt 3.6pt; text-align: justify&amp;quot; class=&amp;quot;MsoNormal&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;font color=&amp;quot;#000000&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; letter-spacing: -0.05pt&amp;quot;&gt;For the &lt;em&gt;Maori &lt;/em&gt;gum-diggers, these fish were a gift from the gods, and they caught and ate them &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; letter-spacing: -0.1pt&amp;quot;&gt;raw with great relish. Because of this the Maoris named the area &lt;em&gt;Otaika. (ota = &lt;/em&gt;raw, and &lt;em&gt;ika = &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'&amp;quot;&gt;fish).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style=&amp;quot;margin: 6pt 7.2pt 6pt 3.6pt; text-align: justify&amp;quot; class=&amp;quot;MsoNormal&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;font color=&amp;quot;#000000&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&amp;quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'&amp;quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Referenced from Florence Keene's &lt;em&gt;Tai Tokerau&lt;/em&gt;, Northland Room, Whangarei Library&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
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