Story: Dune lands

Raumati (2nd of 2)

Raumati

This southern part of the town of Raumati, on the Kapiti coast, is built on an old active dune land. The hummocky terrain, now largely covered in housing and farmland, was once dunes. Sand movement was once much more common on this coast. In the late 1840s an abandoned Māori church at nearby Waikanae was buried by dunes.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dune lands - Dune lands today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14048/raumati (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007