|Te Manurewa O Tamapahore|
The quarried remains of Matukutūruru, when part-filled with water. Picture is taken from some of the higher remnants.
|Elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|Location||Wiri, North Island, New Zealand|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Auckland volcanic field|
Matukutūruru (also Te Manurewa O Tamapahore or Wiri Mountain) is a volcano in Wiri, in the Auckland volcanic field. It had a scoria cone reaching 80 metres above sea level (around 50 m higher than the surrounding land), which was quarried away. The lava flows created 290m long Wiri Lava Cave. The hill was the site of a pā. In late 2011 the quarry lake was drained and fill-dumping began on the site.
The quarried remnants of Wiri Mountain as seen from Matukutūreia.
Wiri quarry when part-filled with water, looking toward Matukutūreia.
- City of Volcanoes: A geology of Auckland - Searle, Ernest J.; revised by Mayhill, R.D.; Longman Paul, 1981. First published 1964. ISBN 0-582-71784-1.
- 1957 view of Wiri Mountain
- View south from Mount Smart in 1923. Wiri Mountain is the distant hill on the left.
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