The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour

Author(s): Moira Wairama


In ancient times in Aotearoa, there was a beautiful lake in which there dwelt two monstrous taniwha. Their names were Whataitai and Ngake. Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free to the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city.

Discover the dramatic legend of how Wellington Harbour was created.


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General Fields

  • : 9780143504498
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Puffin
  • : January 2011
  • : 267mm X 53mm X 2mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations
  • : Moira Wairama
  • : Paperback
  • : Bruce Potter