Māngere Mountain

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Māngere Mountain
Mangere Mountain.jpg
Māngere Mountain seen from Ambury Regional Park
Highest point
Elevation106 m (348 ft)
Coordinates36°56′59″S 174°46′59″E / 36.9496°S 174.7831°E / -36.9496; 174.7831Coordinates: 36°56′59″S 174°46′59″E / 36.9496°S 174.7831°E / -36.9496; 174.7831
Geography
Māngere Mountain is located in New Zealand
Māngere Mountain
Māngere Mountain
Māngere, Auckland, New Zealand
Geology
Volcanic arc/beltAuckland volcanic field

Māngere Mountain in Māngere Domain is one of the largest volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field, with a peak 106 metres (348 ft) above sea level. It was the site of a major (Māori fortified settlement) and many of the pā's earthworks are still obvious. It has extensive panoramic views of Auckland from its location in the suburb of Māngere.[1][2] It is also known as Te Pane a Mataaho.[3]

The volcano features two large craters. It has a wide crater with a lava dome near its centre, a feature shared by no other volcano in Auckland. It last erupted approximately 18,000 years ago.[1]

The mountain is one of the largest and best preserved of Auckland's volcanic cones. Many archaeological features remain, including kumara pits, garden terraces, walled garden mounds and stone boundary walls.[2]

Near the mountain to the southwest is Māngere Lagoon, filling another volcanic crater.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mangere Mountain". Auckland Council. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Mangere Mountain Education Centre". NZMuseums. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ Field, Michael (August 23, 2012). "Maori names restored at Auckland landmarks". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-09-28.

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