Taranaki's best-kept secret of World War II has been exposed.

That old German shipping mine on display at Mokau isn't German after all, but Australian. And it was possibly laid in New Zealand waters by New Zealanders. The mine, which washed ashore in 1942, has become part of Taranaki folklore. Tales of German raiders patrolling our coast have impressed generations of kids.

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