Story: Northland region

Mangroves near Paihia (3rd of 3)

Mangroves near Paihia

Many of Northland’s estuaries contain extensive mangrove forests, which are expanding in some places. This area of mangroves is on the coast near Paihia. Although some people regard them as a potential pest, it is widely agreed that mangroves provide a valuable environment for a range of estuarine life.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Geography', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7512/mangroves-near-paihia (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015