Maungakiekie One Tree Hill

Auckland, Auckland Region, 1051, New Zealand

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill
Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill is a 182-meter (597 ft) volcanic peak. On the summit is an important memorial for both Māori and other New Zealanders. The summit provides views across the Auckland area, and allows visitors to see both of Auckland's harbors.

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Maungakiekie One Tree Hill

Maungakiekie is the Māori name for One Tree Hill. In the 2014 Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Tamaki Makaurau Collective of 13 Auckland iwi, the volcano was officially named Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill 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".

The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE.

Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the "Māori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts.

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  • Monuments and Memorials

    On the summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill is the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell surmounted by an obelisk. Campbell bequeathed £5000 for an obelisk on the summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill as a memorial to Māori.
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  • Volcanoes

    Maungakiekie /One Tree Hill's scoria cones were erupted from three craters – one is intact and two have been breached by lava flows that rafted away part of the side of the scoria cone. The last eruption was over 28,500 years ago.

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