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Mokotahi Hill

Mokotahi Hill

Mokotahi Hill, on the north side of Māhia Peninsula on the east coast of the North Island, is an example of private land gifted to the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust to ensure its permanent protection. Centuries ago Ruawharo, an important ancestor of the local tribe Rongomaiwahine, lived on the hill in a called Tirotiro-kauika.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Specially protected areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015