Story: Geothermal energy

Māori women cooking at Whakarewarewa

Māori women cooking at Whakarewarewa

Hot pools at Whakarewarewa have traditionally been used for cooking food, which was lowered into the water in flax bags. As the teapots indicate, the temperature was also hot enough to make tea.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Cowan Collection (PAColl-3033)
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Carol Stewart, 'Geothermal energy - Heat from the earth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006