More Taranaki Hills

This follows on from my previous post.
Particularly near the coast in Taranaki
many of the hills still show the terraces
that were cut into them by Maori as they
built pa, their fortified villages.
As the decades go by, these pa are
probably becoming less distinct,
less defined. Earthworms alone
can have an effect.
The photo below shows a largish one
at Tongaparutu, on the coastal highway
south of Awakino.
There has been some discussion
recently about the preservation
of these baches, classic examples
of their type.