Story: Kōrero taiao

Erosion by waves

Erosion by waves

The waves, salt and wind all contribute to the lines of erosion etched in the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. Erosion by the sea is seen as Hinemoana (a female personification of the sea) gnawing away at the land.

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Basil Keane, 'Kōrero taiao - Sayings and proverbs from the natural world', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007