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Whanganui hill country

Whanganui hill country

The sharply dissected hill country of the Whanganui region is typical of much North Island topography. After long wet periods, or in heavy rain, there are occasionally slips on the steepest slopes. With appropriate fertiliser and management, the gentler, rolling land will maintain pasture cover and not revert to weeds.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Lower North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008