Areas of Māori cultivation are widespread on the south Wairarapa coast. Stone walls (the horizontal lines, centre) were built in the late 15th century to shelter kūmara (sweet potato). The dark green stands of trees are karaka groves, and the isolated trees are tī kōuka (cabbage trees).
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