Kōrero: 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/11314/south-canterbury-vegetation (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017