The kina is a sea urchin found widely along New Zealand coastlines.
Traditional and popular kaimoana (seafood), the kina has a smooth,
buttery roe hidden inside its hard spiny shell. Once removed, the kina’s
spines reveal the most beautiful light green shell, textured with
pearlescent white dots. Often found scattered close to shore, this
seafood can be picked up, broken open and eaten fresh from the sea.