Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Pīhanga

Pīhanga

In some traditions, sleet and drifting snow were seen as the children of the mountains Pīhanga and Tongariro, in the central North Island, as they were often covered in snow.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Cold weather, mist and rainbows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8289/pihanga (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006