When asked about their identity, Māori will often refer to their maunga (mountain), awa (river), and revered ancestor. For those of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, the mountain is Tongariro – the flat, snowy mountain (foreground). Next to it is the snowy cone of Ngāuruhoe, with Mt Ruapehu at far left.
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Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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