The Auckland area has many wondrous landmarks, passageways, caves and pa sites. Accompanying these formations are equally wondrous tales of how they were formed, whether it be by natural forces or by the ancient Maori people who lived in the area. The myths and legends in this collection are retold here as they might have been in earlier times. There are stories of enemies sworn, of taniwha roaring, of lovers forlorn, of courageous peoples and of landmarks that are today explored by many visitors and resident of New Zealand's largest city. Areas covered include: Mangere, Manukau Heads, Maungakiekie, Maungarei, Maungawhau, Motuihe, Ohinerangi, Otahuhu, Owairaka, Rangitoto, Te Haukupua and Rahopara, The Kawerau, and Waiheke. There are maps throughout and a glossary of Maori words.