Few places in the world allow the level of same-day access to snow and surf as found in the region of Waikato in the North Island.
This phenomenon of course excited no surprise in those that had just traveled among the hot springs of the Waikato.
The heart of the army was the fierce Waikato tribe under William Thompson.
Thompson, the king-maker, coming down from the Waikato, negotiated a truce.
The Waikato passes through this lake and then flows on for 120 miles.
In village after village the fire blazed up, and a rising equal to that in the Waikato seemed imminent.
They both ruled the Waikato tribes, and were equal in authority.
They worked vigorously, and the boat ascended the current of the Waikato with remarkable swiftness.
These people were returning from Waikato by canoe via Manukau and Tamaki.
Born near the picturesque inlet of Kawhia, he first won fame as a youth by laying a clever ambuscade for a Waikato war-party.