Mauao - ‘caught in the light of the day’.
Legend has it that the once nameless mountain - his love rejected by the beautiful mountain Pūwhenua - begged the patupaiarehe, or fairies of the forest, to drag him to the ocean to end his misery. But, the fairies fled with first rays of the sunrise, and there Mauao would stay; caught in the light of the day. 
Not a bad place to be stuck if you ask me; especially on a day like this.

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