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Kaikohe-Bay of Islands volcanic field
Photograph of Te Ahuahu
Te Ahuahu, looking from Waimate North
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Last eruption 1300 to 1800 years ago

The Kaikohe-Bay of Islands volcanic field is in the Northland Region of New Zealand. Eruptions have occurred over the last 10 million years. All the cones older than 2 million years have eroded away, leaving plateaus from Ōkaihau to Kerikeri and north to Whangaroa. In the southern part of the field, around 12 small basaltic scoria cones, and a rhyolite dome erupted in the last 500,000 years around Kaikohe. The field is considered dormant, rather than extinct.

List of volcanoes

The volcanoes in the southern part of the field include:

  • Kaikohe Hill
  • Maungaturoto
  • Pouerua
  • Putahi
  • Tarahi
  • Tauanui
  • Te Ahuahu
  • Te Puke – last erupted 1300 to 1800 years ago
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