The history and trends of land use in the Middle Districts

Gordon, Angus; Hocking, Denis
November 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p3
The article presents information on the history and trends of land use in the Middle Districts of New Zealand. The Middle Districts of the country is bounded by Waitotara, Waiouru, Woodville and Waikanae, with Tararua east of Woodville. A lot of land in the region is moderately to extremely prone to erosion. The land uses from north to south of the region are dictated by the combination of soils, landforms and climate along with access and history. It also explores extensive afforestation in coastal sand country.


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