Story: Kōhatu – Māori use of stone

Plaggen soil

Plaggen soil

Plaggen soils (top) have had sand and gravel added to them. This was done to make them lighter, and to improve drainage. In this image, river silt lies below.

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Photograph by Bruce McFadgen

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How to cite this page:

Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, 'Kōhatu – Māori use of stone - Other uses for stone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8886/plaggen-soil (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, published 12 Jun 2006