Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Hoar frost

Hoar frost

Hoar frost coats the vegetation at Hanmer Springs. Hotoke and makariri were two words for winter, and both also meant ‘cold’.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - The seasons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8262/hoar-frost (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006