Story: Wairarapa places

Forest uncovered

Forest uncovered

Near the Kaiwhata river mouth, south of Riversdale, are around 20 fossilised tōtara stumps. They were part of a forest that covered the area more than 8,000 years ago, but was drowned by rising sea levels.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Castlepoint', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015