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Rangitoto

Rangitoto

North Head- Riverhead Devonport Cycle

28/02/2005

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Key facts:

Maori name: Rangitoto, derived from the phrase ‘Te Rangi i totongia a Tamatekapua – the day the blood of Tamatekapua was shed’.

Location: Auckland City, map reference NZMS 260: R11/762888

Height: 260 m

Age: Formed about 600 years ago (ca 1400 AD)

Volume lava: about 2,300 million cubic metres (equivalent to 468,000 Olympic sized swimming pools)

Volume tuff/ash/pyroclastics: about 19 million cubic metres (equivalent to 3,800 Olympic sized swimming pools)

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