Story: South Canterbury region

South Canterbury vegetation

The clearance of forest by Māori and Pākehā means pastoral grasses dominate the region. Tussock prevails on hill and mountain areas, while cropping is done mainly on the coastal downlands.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Climate, vegetation and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017