Story: King Country region

The great forest

Much of the King Country region was covered with forest prior to European settlement. Because of this, Māori referred to it as Te Nehe-nehe-nui, the great forest. This is the junction of the Whanganui and Ongaruhe rivers, photographed by Alfred Burton in 1885.

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Photograph by Burton Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/34833/the-great-forest (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015