Story: Chatham Islands

Wind-blown akeake

Wind-blown akeake

The prevailing wind on the Chatham Islands is westerly. It is sufficiently persistent, in part on account of the low-lying nature of the island, to have a marked effect on trees, as this bent akeake (Olearia traversiorum) demonstrates.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 2 February 2005
Photograph by Richard Robinson

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Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015