Story: Ecoregions

Ash fall layers

Ash fall layers

This cross-section of rock layers in the central North Island reveals the area’s volcanic past. The different layers represent separate eruptions, along with buried layers of soil. Vegetation has been destroyed many times by hot ash flows and ash falls.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Central volcanic plateau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007