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Mangarakau Swamp, Nelson

Nelson's largest remaining freshwater wetland is now protected under a QEII covenant.

Download article about Mangarakau SwampGiven the 150-year history of gold mining, coal mining, logging and flax harvesting in the area, Mangarakau Swamp's survival is a miracle.

Find out more by downloading this article about Mangarakau Swamp (PDF 760KB) from Open SpaceTM Magazine.


Open Space™ Magazine No. 65
November 2005 © QEII National Trust


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