Collectors and museums have had a rare chance to get their hands on pieces of New Zealand's own wonder of the world - The Pink and White Terraces.
Seventy fragments of the terraces were sold at an auction in Auckland last night, with one pink piece selling for $11,000.
"They have discovered part of the terraces underneath the lake, it's tapu to take pieces from it, so you can't take anymore of it," an auctioneer from Dunbar Sloane told ONE News.
"So what was collected before the eruption is it. I think those who don't have them, would love some New Zealand history," he said.
The fragments were collected before the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.
Two Charles Blomfield paintings of the Terraces were also sold, selling for around $14,000 each.