Story: Whenua – how the land was shaped

Geothermal areas associated with Te Hoata and Te Pupu

When Te Hoata and Te Pupu travelled from Hawaiki in the form of fire to relieve their brother’s chills, they created New Zealand’s volcanoes, mud pools, geysers and hot springs. Click on the highlighted place names to see some of their creations.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Whenua – how the land was shaped - The thermal wonders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/6735/geothermal-areas-associated-with-te-hoata-and-te-pupu (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006