Have you ever gazed at Rangitoto and wondered . . .
How it got its shape?
Was it a very explosive beginning?
And will it erupt again?
Rangitito: Te toka tu moana /The Rock Standing in the Ocean tells the dramatic story of Auckland's most striking icon – its birth, the kaka bird's connection to Rangitoto, the imprint of humans on its fragile wildlife, and how the island's guardians are saving it today. Maria Gill's lyrical and informative story accompanied by Heather Arnold's superbly detailed illustrations make Rangitoto a book to be treasured and pored over by children and adults alike.