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Soils of the South Island (2nd of 2)

Soils of the South Island

The Granular, Oxidic, Allophanic and Pumice soils found in the North Island are absent in the South Island. Semi-arid soils are found only in the southern South Island.

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Source: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. 2nd ed. Lincoln: New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1998, p. 231

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How to cite this page:

Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Diversity and uniqueness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/12777/soils-of-the-south-island (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007