Kōrero: Wetlands

Doughboy pakihi

Doughboy pakihi

Pakihi is a Māori term which has come to refer to areas of poorly drained, infertile land such as this, at the mouth of the Wanganui River in Westland. The vegetation is fire-prone shrubs, ferns, sedges and rushes. The centre is permanently damp, and covered with dense sedge. Tangle fern and wire rush grow further out. Mānuka scrub forms a boundary between the sedgeland and the forest of silver pine and kahikatea.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10054027

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Types of wetland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14339/doughboy-pakihi (accessed 25 September 2022)

He kōrero nā Peter Johnson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007