Story: Auckland places

Roadside Stories: Maungakiekie – One Tree Hill

The second-largest of the 46 volcanoes that dot the Auckland landscape, Maungakiekie was once the site of a massive (fortified village), home to several thousand people. By the time of European settlement the pā had been abandoned, and a single tōtara tree grew on the summit. This was later replaced by a single Monterey pine, and Maungakiekie became known as One Tree Hill.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Maungakiekie. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Auckland volcanoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35224/roadside-stories-maungakiekie-one-tree-hill (accessed 26 February 2021)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016