Story: Taranaki region


Taranaki is situated on the western coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Dominated by the mountain which gives the region its name, the area is largely the product of eruptions from a series of volcanoes, of which Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) is the most recent.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015