North of Cape Turnagain the cliffs of soft grey mudstone (papa rock) are being rapidly eroded by the sea, forming impressive cliffs and gullies. Similar soft rock underlies large areas throughout New Zealand, and is highly susceptible to erosion and landslides during heavy rainfall.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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