Story: Kōhatu – Māori use of stone

Stone rows, Wairarapa

Stone rows, Wairarapa

These stone rows are at Okoropunga in the Wairarapa. The rows are in groups known as stone row systems and are generally parallel. In some cases stone rows are thought to mark boundaries, in others, such as Okoropunga, they were probably gardened as the soil in the rows tends to be warmer and better for cultivating some subtropical plants.

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Photograph by Bruce McFadgen

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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/8887/stone-rows-wairarapa (accessed 13 August 2020)

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