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Expedition Earth
(Part VIII)



On the northern end of 90 Mile Beach lie the giant sand dunes of Te Paki. Down the riverbed and behind the thick shrub, we found ourselves exploring landscapes we never knew existed in New Zealand. Te Paki was once its own island disconnected from the mainland. Over millions of years, sand built up from volcanic activity elsewhere in New Zealand, and the dunes were created.


by Bridget Thackwray


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elocal Digital Edition – April 2021 (#241)

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April 2021 (#241)


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