Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Dust storm

Dust storm

In the traditions of the South Island tribe of Ngāi Tahu, Tiu was the northerly wind, the child of the winds known as Rakamaomao. The hot, dry nor’wester is a common wind in the region. This dust storm is in Avoca, a river valley in the high country.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Wind and storms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006