Story: Southland region

The Southland plains

The Southland plains

This view of the plains looks north from the mouth of the Waimatuku Stream, west of Invercargill. The arrows point to a coastline from 6,000 years ago – since then alluvial deposits have seen the coastline advance several hundred metres.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Geology and landforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015