Story: East Coast region

Erosion: Tarndale slip (3rd of 3)

Erosion: Tarndale slip

Said to be the most massive slip in the southern hemisphere, the 40-hectare Tarndale slip in Mangatū played its part in promoting the afforestation of the Mangatū Block as a way of preventing further such occurrences. At one point the slip occupied almost the entire valley; by the time of this photo (2000) some of it had been reclaimed by forest.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33275/erosion-tarndale-slip (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015