Abode Magazine - Swimming Upstream
Abode Issue 61 Nov Dec 2022 Rough Milne Mitchell v3
Nov 07, 2022
From the mountains to the sea, Tony follows the braided rivers of the South Island, tracing the changing landscape and restoring ecosystems.


This may seem a little odd, but how good does a braided river look?

The Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers that flow across the plains of Waitaha resonate strongly. Defining elements within the arable arrangement of this land. These rivers, fulsome with sediment, hence their braided nature, meander seemingly nonchalantly from the mountains to the sea. Wander they do, through the bluestone-clad walls of the Christchurch Airport too.

Fascinating when you consider the components of a braided river system and the life it supports.

Read the full article here.
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