Mount Richmond

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Mount Richmond
Mt Richmond crater panorama Auckland.jpg
The northern crater of Mount Richmond.
Highest point
Elevation90 m (300 ft)
Coordinates36°55′57″S 174°50′22″E / 36.932562°S 174.839451°E / -36.932562; 174.839451Coordinates: 36°55′57″S 174°50′22″E / 36.932562°S 174.839451°E / -36.932562; 174.839451
LocationNorth Island, New Zealand
Volcanic arc/beltAuckland volcanic field

Ōtāhuhu / Mount Richmond is one of the volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field. A group of scoria mounds up to 50 m high, it has two 50 m wide craters. It was the site of a , and retains some Māori earthworks from that time such as kumara pits and terracing. The nearby suburb of Otahuhu is named after the volcano.

In the 2014 Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Tamaki Makaurau Collective of 13 Auckland iwi, the volcano was officially named Ōtāhuhu / Mount Richmond and ownership was vested to the collective. It is now co-governed by the collective and Auckland Council in common benefit of the iwi "and all other people of Auckland".[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Dearnaley, Mathew (27 September 2014). "Volcanic cones regain Maori names". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014". New Zealand Legislation. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ "NZGB decisions - September 2014". Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Protection of tupuna maunga assured under ownership transfer". Auckland Council. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  5. ^ "New governance structure for treasured tūpuna maunga". Auckland Council. Retrieved 25 October 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.
  • Volcanoes of Auckland: The Essential guide - Hayward, B.W., Murdoch, G., Maitland, G.; Auckland University Press, 2011. ISBN 9781869404796.
  • Volcanoes of Auckland: A Field Guide. Hayward, B.W.; Auckland University Press, 2019, 335 pp. ISBN 0-582-71784-1.

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