Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) is an Auckland landmark. Once the site of a substantial pā, it is visible from many parts of the city. The obelisk was erected for the city’s centenary celebrations in 1940. Part of a bequest by Sir John Logan Campbell – one of Auckland’s founders – it commemorates his admiration for Māori. The nearby pine tree was removed in 2001, after it was damaged by Māori activists who believed an exotic tree was inappropriate for the site.
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