Maori names of volcanoes in auckland

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  • 1. The Domain/Pukekawa.Pukekawa means hill of bitter memories in the Māori language, andlikely refers to various hard-fought tribal battles between the Ngapuhiand the Ngati Whatua iwi.
  • 2. Mt Albert/OwairakaMeans belonging to Wairaka. She is known as one of the beautiful daughtersof Toroa, chief of the Ngati Awa tribe. Wairaka is known throughout NewZealand because of her bravery. She is known as a strong leader of her people.
  • 3. Mt Roskill/Puketapapaknown as Puketapapa, the flat-topped mountain in Maori. It was the siteof a pā.
  • 4. Mt Eden/Maungawhau.Maungawhau means the Mountain of the Whau tree in Māori.
  • 5. Mt Wellington/Maungarei.The native Māori people called it Maungarei . Maungarei meansWatchful Mountain or The Mountain of Reipae – a Tainui ancestresswho travelled to Northland in the form of a bird.
  • 6. One Tree Hill/MaungakiekieThe Māori name Maungakiekie means "mountain of the kiekie vine".
  • 7. Three Kings/Te Tatau a Riukiuta.Three Kings known as Te Tatua a Riukiuta in Maori. Means the girdle orbelt of Riukiuta. Probably the most complex volcano in the Aucklandvolcanic field, consisting of five significant scoria cones.
  • 8. Lake Pupuke.Pupuke means overflowing lake in Maori.
  • 9. Orakei Basin.Orakei means the place of adorning.