Rangitoto Island could be in line for a name change.
Mayor Len Brown says the volcano will officially also be known as Te Rangi i Tongia a Tamatekapua.
It means "the day the blood of Tamatekapua was shed", in recognition of a fight between the commanders of the Arawa and Tainui canoes.
Rangitoto also means "blood red sky", in relation to eruptions.
The name change is part of the Crown's deal to restore Maori ownership of volcanic cones and some Hauraki Gulf islands.
The Mayor admits it may not easily transfer to common usage, but says it's a great recognition of our local history.
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