Kōrero: Nelson places

Karren, Tākaka hill

Karren, Tākaka hill

The road from Motueka to Golden Bay passes over Tākaka hill, sometimes dubbed ‘marble mountain’. The marble shows a very distinctive fluted pattern from weathering. This formation is known as karren. As rainwater collects on a rock surface it flows down its sides. Over time, water flows down the path of least resistance, dissolving the rock and forming a groove. As more rain falls and flows into the grooves, the ridges that form between them can become very sharp – they could cause a bad cut.

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Photograph by Jason Blair

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Western Tasman Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29097/karren-takaka-hill (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015