Because of the prevailing winds a section of
the zone has become a new Zealand desert. because it is sheltered behind the
high volcanoes. There are no farms here, water is limited and only the most
tenacious plants survive on the infertile windswept volcanic land. Yet
there is life and there are uses for this area and it makes a distinct
change of scenery for the traveler.
See also:- LINK Rangipo Desert
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