Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather



Lightning flashes across the night sky at Lake Alexandrina, in the Mackenzie Country. Uira was the term for ordinary lighting, kohara referred to zigzag flashes, and kapo was a flash here and there, all around the horizon.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Wind and storms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006