Story: Tāwhirimātea – the weather



In some traditions, sleet and drifting snow are the children of the mountains Pīhanga and Tongariro, in the central North Island, which are often covered in snow.

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Basil Keane, 'Tāwhirimātea – the weather - Cold weather, mist and rainbows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

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