Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Lightning

Lightning

Lightning flashes across the night sky at Lake Alexandrina, in the Mackenzie Country. Uira was the term for ordinary lighting, kohara referred to zigzag flashes, and kapo was a flash here and there, all around the horizon.

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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/photograph/8278/lightning (accessed 10 August 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006