Wāhi Tuarima | Part 5
Ngā Take ā-rohe Me Ngā Kaupapa | Regional Issues and Policy
5.7 Tāwhirimātea [TAW]
Tāwhirimātea is the son of Rangi and Papatūānuku, and the atua of storms and wind. Following the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku (the sky and the earth), their child Tāwhirimātea ﬂed with his father to the sky. From there he presided over the elements, including the rain, wind, mist, dew and snow.
Ngā Paetae | Objectives
(1) The realm of Tāwhirimātea is recognised for the potential to provide an alternative source of energy for the takiwā.
Ngā Take | Issues of Significance
TAW1: Wind Farms
Issue TAW1: The establishment of wind farms and the potential eﬀects on Ngāi Tahu values and associations with the landscape.
» Hullen, J. & Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga. 2007. Proposed Mount Cass Wind Farm: Cultural Impact Assessment Report.