Rights: Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (2004) Reference: 10060231 Title: Floods Photographer: Astrid VanMeeuwen-Dijkgraaf Date: 2004Location: Wanganui Conservancy     Published 30 July 2013 Size: 360 KB

The erosion of steep hill country pasture has occurred in most regions of the North Island. It occurs when bush has been replaced by pasture. The slips are then caused by saturated soil following rainfall.