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Volcanoes of Auckland


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Introduction Auckland Volcanic Field How the volcanoes work Wet explosive eruptions Fire-fountaining and fiery explosive eruptions Lava flows Volcanic bombs and projectile blocks Volcanic `hailstones' Lava caves How old is each volcano? Eruptions and sea level Auckland's next eruption? The magma below Auckland Time and place of Auckland's next eruption Monitoring for volcanic activity The next eruption - what to expect DEVORA Auckland Lifelines Group Human interaction with Auckland's volcanoes Maori occupation and use of Auckland's volcanoes Volcanoes as water sources Volcanoes lost and damaged Tupuna Maunga Authority Volcanoes of the Waitemata Harbour and North Shore 1. Rangitoto 2. Motukorea/Browns Island 3. Pupuke Moana/Pupuke Volcano Northcote Road volcanic sequence Takapuna Fossil Forest and Takapuna-Milford Coastal Walk 4. Te Kopua-o-Matakamokamo/Tank Farm/Tuff Crater 5. Te Kopua-o-Matakerepo/Onepoto Basin 6. Maungauika/North Head 7. Takarunga/Mt Victoria 8. Takararo/Mt Cambria Volcanoes of central Auckland 9. Albert Park Volcano 10. Grafton Volcano 11. Pukekawa/Auckland Domain 12. Te Pou Hawaiki 13. Maungawhau/Mt Eden 14. Ohinerangi/Mt Hobson/Ohinerau 15. Te Kopuke/Titikopuke/Mt St John Meola Reef Te Tokaroa 16. Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill Hochstetter Pond and Puka Street Grotto 17. Te Tatua-a-Riukiuta/Three Kings Liverpool Street tuff 18. Puketapapa/Pukewiwi/Mt Roskill 19. Te Ahi-ka-a-Rakataura/Owairaka/Mt Albert 20. Te Hopua-a-Rangi/Gloucester Park 21. Rarotonga/Mt Smart 22. Orakei Basin 23. Maungarahiri/Little Rangitoto Volcanoes of eastern Auckland 24. Whakamuhu/Glover Park/St Heliers 25. Taurere/Taylors Hill 26. Te Tauoma/Purchas Hill 27. Maungarei/Mt Wellington Maungarei Stonefields Reserve and Heritage Trail Waiatarua and Michaels Ave Reserve lava-flowdammed lake and swamp 28. Te Kopua Kai-a-Hiku/Panmure Basin 29. Ohuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain East Tamaki volcanoes 30. Styaks Swamp Crater 31. Matanginui/Green Mount 32. Te Puke-o-Taramainuku/Otara Hill 33. Hampton Park Volcano 34. Pukewairiki/Highbrook Park 35. Te Apunga-o-Tainui/McLennan Hills 36. Otahuhu/Mt Richmond 37. Mt Robertson/Sturges Park Volcanoes of southern Auckland 38. Boggust Park Crater 39. Te Pane-o-Mataaho/Mangere Mountain Kiwi Esplanade pahoehoe flows Ambury Regional Park lava flows 40. Mangere Lagoon 41. Te Motu-a-Hiaroa/Puketutu 42. Moerangi/Waitomokia/Mt Gabriel 43. Puketapapakanga-a-Hape/Pukeiti 44. Otuataua 45. Maungataketake/Elletts Mountain Ihumatao Fossil Forest 46. Te Pukaki Tapu-o-Poutukeka/Pukaki Lagoon 47. Crater Hill 48. Kohuora Crater 49. Cemetery Crater 50. Ash Hill Crater 51. Te Manurewa-o-Tamapahore/Matukutururu/Wiri Mountain Wiri Lava Cave 52. Matukutureia/McLaughlins Mountain 53. Puhinui Craters Historic basalt buildings of Auckland Glossary Select bibliography Acknowledgments Index

About the Author

Bruce W. Hayward is a retired geologist and marine ecologist based in Auckland. He is a former member of the Auckland Conservation Board and New Zealand Conservation Authority, and former president of the Geological Society of New Zealand. His wide interests in natural and human history have resulted in twenty previous books on topics as diverse as archaeology, the kauri timber and gum industries, the history of Auckland cinemas, New Zealand fossils, volcanoes, building stones and conservation; and, as joint author, the popular A Field Guide to Auckland.

Alastair Jamieson is an Auckland-based ecologist and photographer who has documented the region's changing natural environment with aerial photography for over 25 years. You can see more of his images at www.wildearthmedia.com.

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