Tiniroto through the looking glass

Tiniroto School - Primary

Why was Tiniroto called Tiniroto?

Roto means lakes and Tini means many. Originally the government was going to correctly call this area Rototini because of Maori grammatical rules, however history shows that an Auckland surveyor got this mixed up and using English grammar reversed the order to make Tiniroto.

Painting of Lake Rotokaha with Mt Whakapunake in the background by local artist Jean Loomis. 2010