Story: Waikato region



Maungatautari mountain, seen here from the east, is one of a number of old eroded volcanoes that encircle the middle Waikato basin. It has been an important place of habitation for centuries, and four Tainui tribes – Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Wairere, Ngāti Hauā and Ngāti Korokī – own land on the slopes.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015