Story: Tangaroa – the sea

West coast waters (1st of 2)

West coast waters

The pounding waves along the western coast are sometimes called Te Tai Tamatāne – ‘rough, masculine waters’. These waves are rolling onto a west coast beach north of Wellington.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa – the sea - The importance of the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006