Story: Mountains

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier flows from its high névé (snowfield) down to near sea level. The glacier’s Māori name was Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere – the tears of the avalanche girl.

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - People and mountains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Andy Dennis, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017