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North New Zealand's Mount Ngauruhoe is familiar with Lord of the Rings fans as Mount Doom. It plays a major role including other scenic New Zealand landscapes.
Maori legend is chief Ngatoro-i-rangi called volcanic fire from his Hawaiki homeland that emerged, creating Ngauruhoe. "Nga uru is the Maori word for hoe - a paddle like staff, the Chief inserted into the ground.

Mount Ngauruhoe is 2,291 meters (7,516') above sea level.

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