Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Hauraki–Coromandel vegetation

The vegetation in almost all of the Hauraki–Coromandel region has been transformed by human impact, especially since the mid-1800s. Most of the kauri forest that covered the peninsula had been felled by 1920. On the plains, forests were cleared and swamps drained to create farmland between the 1870s and 1920s.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Climate, plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/30343/hauraki-coromandel-vegetation (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016