Story: Waikato region

Waikato wetlands, 1840 and 1995

Many of Waikato’s distinctive wetlands have been lost or split into fragments as the result of draining them to create farmland. Click to see how extensive the wetlands were in 1840, compared with 1995.

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Source: Waikato Regional Council and Terralink International

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015