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14.1 Description

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The Waipa Management Zone covers an area of 306,569 ha. The zone represents 22 percent of the total project catchment area. The boundaries of the zone are shown in map 2. Of the total area 78 percent is in pasture, 21 percent in native vegetation, scrub and other land uses and one percent in production forestry.

The predominant geology of the area is volcanic material, including tephra accounting for 65 percent. Eighteen percent is made up of alluvial and unconsolidated sediments. Taupo pumice makes up three percent, sandstone/mudstone/limestone five percent and greywacke or argillite six percent.

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