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A seven-day rahui has been placed on the Clutha River in Central Otago following the discovery of the body of missing Alexandra man Wayne Hammond in the river last Wednesday.
In Maori culture, a rahui is a form of tapu declared by the kaitiaki (guardians) of an area restricting access to, or use of, an area or resource.
Ngai Tahu placed a rahui on the Clutha River from the Clyde Bridge to the Roxburgh Dam lasting from yesterday until next Monday.
It prohibits the taking of fish and swimming.
Mr Hammond had been missing since November 1. His body was found 16 days later 1.5km from the Roxburgh Dam.