Author(s): John Lockyer
Do you know that Hataitai is named after one of the taniwha which lived in Wellington Harbour? Or that Mystery Creek was named after an unsolved murder in the Waikato region?
The meanings and stories behind the major place names of New Zealand are contained in this handy book. All the top tourist destinations are covered,
inlcuding the unusual, the quirky and the historical. Symbols denote towns, rivers,
mountains and other natural features, and a basic Maori vocabulary and pronunciation guide is included.
John Lockyer is an experienced writer who is the author of a number of popular books - most notably the young adult version of the Willie Apiata story. John has a keen interest in New Zealand history and currently lives in Auckland.