Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Tāwhaki

Tāwhaki

Te Puna Wai Mātauranga is the whakairo (carving) at the main entrance to the University of Waikato Library. The main figure is Tāwhaki, who is grasping the vine on which he climbed to the heavens. In tradition, Tāwhaki is linked with lightning.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Wind and storms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/8279/tawhaki (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006