The Granular, Oxidic, Allophanic and Pumice soils found in the North Island are absent in the South Island. Semi-arid soils are found only in the southern South Island.
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Source: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. 2nd ed. Lincoln: New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1998, p. 231