The erosion of steep hill country pasture has occurred in most regions of the North Island. It is usually caused by large slips, which happen when the soil is saturated from a long period of rainfall, or when heavy rain falls in a short period. Land is more susceptible to slips when bush has been replaced by pasture. This slip is on a steep, mudstone slope north of Whanganui.
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Photograph by Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf
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