Kōrero: Landslides

Hawke's Bay slips

Hawke's Bay slips

These slips (white streaks) occurred in the hills north-west of Napier after Cyclone Bola hit from the north in 1988. Rain fell on these steep hills, which had been cleared for farmland. As soils became sodden, the upper layers separated from lower layers and slid down the slopes. Soils such as these, derived from soft mudstone rocks, are particularly vulnerable to slips following heavy rain.

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Photograph by Noel Trustrum

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Michael J. Crozier, 'Landslides - Gravity always wins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8781/hawkes-bay-slips (accessed 18 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Michael J. Crozier, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006