Story: Waikato places

Pirongia mountain

Pirongia mountain

Pirongia mountain has one of the largest areas of forest in the Waikato region. Trees there escaped the logging that occurred elsewhere. In 1971 the mountain became a forest park. In contrast, the land around it has been cleared of original vegetation and turned into pasture.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Te Awamutu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015