Kōrero: Marlborough region

Wet north and dry south

Wet north and dry south

Northern Marlborough – the Sounds and the Richmond Range – gets more rainfall than the areas south of the Wairau River. The top image shows outer Queen Charlotte Sound, with plenty of forest cover, and the bottom image shows the baked-dry slopes of the Awatere valley.

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Photographs by Marguerite Hill (top); Jock Phillips (bottom)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Climate, plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31740/wet-north-and-dry-south (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016