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Table 9.7: Area (in hectares) of pasture on hill-country erosion-prone land by region between 1997 (LCDB 1) and 2002 (LCDB 2)

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Region Erosion-prone area (hectares) in pasture
(LCDB 1)
Erosion- prone area (hectares) in pasture
(LCDB 2)
Percentage of total New Zealand land area (LCDB 2) (%) Percentage of total regional land area (%) Area (hectares) change from pasture (LCDB 2) Percentage change (%)

Northland

67,723

65,832

0.25

5.10

–1,691

–2.50

Auckland

13,101

12,988

0.05

2.49

–53

–0.40

Bay of Plenty

27,000

25,855

0.10

2.10

–1,104

–4.09

Waikato

116,049

112,315

0.42

4.58

–3,680

–3.17

Gisborne

167,141

158,382

0.59

19.01

–8,151

–4.88

Hawke’s Bay

113,128

110,416

0.41

7.80

–2,537

–2.24

Manawatū

230,585

223,535

0.83

10.08

–6,793

–2.95

Taranaki

40,580

38,444

0.14

5.30

–2,136

–5.26

Wellington

54,281

51,387

0.19

6.33

–2,794

–5.15

Nelson

1,612

1,535

0.01

3.52

–76

–4.74

Tasman

24,249

22,697

0.09

2.39

–1,012

–4.17

Marlborough

75,042

71,946

0.27

6.84

–3,107

–4.14

Canterbury

113,995

113,770

0.42

2.52

–220

–0.19

West Coast

4,623

4,592

0.02

0.20

–16

–0.35

Ōtago

101,531

101,236

0.38

3.17

–294

–0.29

Southland

26,083

25,437

0.09

0.80

–646

–2.48

North Island

829,587

799,154

2.98

na

–30,433

–3.67

South Island

347,134

341,213

1.27

na

–5,921

–1.71

Total

1,176,721

1,140,367

4.25

na

–36,354

–3.09

Notes:

(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 100 hectares.

(2) Pasture classes from the erosion risk data used for this analysis limited to the LCDB Database ‘Primarily Pastoral’ classes for reporting.

Data source: Landcare Research.