Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather

Dust storm

Dust storm

In the traditions of the South Island tribe 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 the Avoca 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 August 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Mar 2022