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  • Rangitoto Island field trip, Auckland

    Lowe, David J.; de Lange, Peter J.; Shane, Phil A.R.; Clarkson, Bruce D. (Geoscience Society of New Zealand, 2017-11-28)
    Rangitoto, Māori for ‘blood red sky’ (also ‘lava, scoria’), derives from the phrase Ngā Rangi-i-totongia-a Tama-te-kapua (the full name for the island) meaning “the day the blood of Tamatekapua was shed”, referring to a ...