Story: Whenua – how the land was shaped

Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu (2nd of 3)

Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu

Tongariro, in the foreground, is said by some to have battled with a number of mountains, one of whom was Ngāuruhoe, immediately behind Tongariro. In a different tradition, Ruapehu, in the background, was married to Mt Taranaki, but had an affair with Tongariro.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Whenua – how the land was shaped - Battle of the mountains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006