Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Pōrangahau estuary

Pōrangahau estuary

The Pōrangahau estuary on Hawke’s Bay’s southern coast is the largest and least-disturbed estuarine environment on the east coast south of the Bay of Plenty. Migratory wading birds settle there during the winter months. A wide variety of plants grow in the estuarine and terrestrial (land) margins of the waterway.

Photograph courtesy of the Cawthron Institute

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23882/porangahau-estuary (accessed 20 May 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015