Story: Bay of Plenty places



The island of Moutohorā (meaning ‘captured whale’) was named for its shape. It is a remnant volcanic cone which still displays some volcanic activity, including hot springs.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Inshore islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 October 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015