Kaweka Forest Park

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The Kaweka Range near Two Tits (1418m)
Kaweka Forest Park is located in New Zealand
Kaweka Forest Park
Kaweka Forest Park

Kaweka Forest Park is in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand.

Invasive wilding conifers are present in the park.

The highest peak in the park is Kaweka at 1724 metres.[1]

The Mangatutu Hot Springs, in the vicinity of the Mohaka River, are in the park.[2]

History[edit]

In the late 1800s European settlers cleared the land for farming. However, the steep terrain and poor soil made it difficult to farm. By 1900 farming had ceased, and the park became a State Forest in the 1960s. During this period it was replanted with exotic pine trees and was turned into a Forest Park in 1972.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Story: Hawke's Bay places Page 8 – Inland of Hastings and Napier". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ NZMS 260 SHEET U20 Kaweka (Map) (Edition 1 1982 ed.). Department of Lands and Survey. 

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Coordinates: 39°16′S 176°23′E / 39.26°S 176.38°E / -39.26; 176.38