Kōrero: Soils and regional land use

Te Puke soils

Te Puke soils

This Te Puke soil profile shows that it is made up of a number of volcanic ash showers. The top 25 millimetres is Kaharoa ash, some 660 years old. The oldest shower at the base of the profile is 20,000-year-old Kawakawa ash. Te Puke soils are widely used for kiwifruit production.

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New Zealand Society of Soil Science
Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel, 1988, plate 3.4
Photograph by Quentin Christie

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - South Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17093/te-puke-soils (accessed 25 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008