Story: Soils

New Zealand's best soils

New Zealand's best soils

The best soils in New Zealand are found in pockets of land throughout the country, as this map shows. These areas are used predominantly for growing crops, or for market gardening.

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Source: Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - What makes a good soil?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/12342/new-zealands-best-soils (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007