Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Ketetahi Springs

Ketetahi Springs

Steam rises from the Ketetahi Springs on the northern slope of Mt Tongariro. They take their name, which means ‘one basket’, from an incident involving the Te Arawa ancestor Ngātoroirangi. Atop the cold mountain, he summoned three baskets of fire. When only one arrived, he threw it onto the side of Tongariro.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Māori traditions – from Maketū to Tongariro', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015