sand country

Vegetation of the sand country bordering the Waitakere Range, Auckland: Piha Beach.

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Sand has been laid along most of the west coast of North Auckland, mainly in long stretches such as at Ninety Mile Beach, Kaipara North Head and Muriwai. Piha Beach is one of the few places where sand has been deposited in a bay. This paper traces changes in topography and vegetation of this beach from 1940 to 1974.