Story: Rivers

Manawatū River

Manawatū River

The Manawatū River flows through the North Island’s main dividing range at the Manawatū Gorge, pictured. The river existed before the mountains were formed, and continued cutting through them as they rose up on either side.

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David Young, 'Rivers - How New Zealand rivers are formed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007