This artwork by Fred Graham at Mt Maunganui public library depicts the story of the mountain Mauao (Mt Maunganui). Disappointed in love, Mauao hoped to sink beneath the waves of Te Moana nui a Kiwa. However, just as the mountain reached the edge of the ocean it was stopped short by the first rays of the morning sun. It remains there to this day.
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