Figure 6. Geographic distribution of the dominant soil groups in New Zealand. For the purposes of this figure the Brown soil order has been divided into two sub-orders (Brown soils and Brown soils – stony). In the North Island 14 of the 15 soil orders occur. In the South Island 12 of the 15 soil orders occur. (Adapted from Molloy, 1998 in Ministry for the Environment, 2007).
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