Kōrero: East Coast region

Poverty Bay flats

Poverty Bay flats

The extent of the Poverty Bay flats, the principal alluvial plain in the region, is shown in this picture, which looks from the vicinity of Ormond south-east towards the city of Gisborne and Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay itself – both can be seen in the distance. The Waipāoa River, which has created the flood plain, can be seen at middle left. The even and low elevation makes the whole plain vulnerable to flooding.

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Photograph by Ang Wickham

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33272/poverty-bay-flats (accessed 15 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015