Kōrero: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

Whakarewarewa: living in a thermal area

Whakarewarewa: living in a thermal area

The Māori settlement of Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, was built around the thermal area, and the inhabitants are used to living close to steam and hot water. Pools have traditionally been used for cooking and bathing, and some people have made a living from guiding visitors.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - People, animals and plants in geothermal areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6506/whakarewarewa-living-in-a-thermal-area (accessed 21 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Carol Stewart, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006