Soil factsheets

The Northland soil factsheet series is based on field mapping at a 1:50,000 scale. Soils in the factsheets are grouped based on their parent material (for example, rock type) and stage of development. For example, soils formed on sandstone rock are Group 3.2, which is further subdivided into three sub groups based on age (young, mature and old).

 

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Symbol Soil name Factsheet #
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A
AB Albany silt loam 1.2 509KB 
AE     AEH Autea clay loam and silty clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
AEe   AEeH Autea clay  3.2.1 485KB
AK     AKH Awapuku clay loam 6.1 412KB
ANS   Atuanui clay loam steepland soil 3.2.1 485KB
AP Aponga clay  3.3.1 378KB
AR   Aranga clay 6.3 353KB
AT     ATH Apotu friable clay 8.2.2 393KB
AU    AUH Arapohue clay 5.0 383KB
AUd  Arapohue deep clay 5.0 383KB
AW  Awarua clay 6.3 353KB
AY     AYH Awanui clay and sandy clay 3.2.2 350KB
AYf   AYfH Awanui fine sandy loam and sandy clay 3.2.2 350KB
B  
BM   BMH Bream clay loam 6.1 412KB
C   
CW   CWH Cornwallis clay 6.3 353KB
C5     C5H Haunga complex  6.1 412KB
C8 Onetai complex 6.2 367KB
C9     C9H Waimamaku bouldery complex 6.2 367KB
 
DF    DFH Dairy Flat clay 5.0 383KB
DV    DVH Dome Valley clay 6.2 367KB
H  
HAlS   Huia stony silt loam steepland soil 6.1 412KB
HAS   Huia stony clay & stony silt loam steepland soil 6.1 412KB
HI   Hihi clay 6.3 353KB
HIg  Hihi gravelly clay  6.3 353KB
HK    HKH Hukerenui silt loam 3.3.3 357KB
HKa  HKaH Hukerenui sandy loam 3.2.3 333KB
HKf   HKfH Hukerenui fine sandy loam 3.2.3 333KB
HKg  HKgH Hukerenui gravelly silt loam 3.3.3 357KB
HKr   HKrH Hukerenui silt loam with yellow subsoil 3.4.3 268KB
HO    HOH Houhora sand 2.2 390KB
HU    HUH  Hunoke stony clay loam 6.1 412KB
HW   HWH Hurewai fine sandy loam 3.2.3 333KB
K  
KA Kaitaia clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB
KAy Kaitaia peaty clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
KB   KBH Kiripaka bouldery silt loam 8.1.1 382KB
KBb Kiripaka bouldery silt loam with large boulders 8.1.1 382KB
KBe Kiripaka bouldery silt loam with compact subsoil 8.1.1 382KB
KBeb Kiripaka bouldery silt loam with compact subsoil and large boulders 8.1.1 382KB
KE Kerikeri friable clay 8.1.2 535KB
KEb Kerikeri friable clay with large boulders 8.1.2 535KB
KK   Kaikino sand 7.0 726KB
KM Kohumaru clay 1.2 509KB 
KMm Kohumaru mottled loamy clay 1.2 509KB 
KN    KNH Konoti clay loam 5.0 383KB
KNr  KNrH Konoti clay  5.0 383KB
KO Kamo clay loam 1.2 509KB 
KOl Kamo silt loam 1.2 509KB 
KOr Kamo red clay loam 1.2 509KB 
KOy Kamo peaty silt loam 1.2 509KB 
KP     KPH Kaipara clay and clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
KPy Kaipara peaty clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
KR Kara silt loam 7.0 726KB
KRa Kara sandy loam 7.0 726KB
KRap Kara sandy loam with pan 7.0 726KB
KRe Kara clay 7.0 726KB
KRp Kara silt loam with pan 7.0 726KB
KRy Kara peaty silt loam 7.0 726KB
KT     KTH Katui clay loam 6.1 412KB
KU Kumurau sandy loam 3.5.1 315KB
KW    KWH Kapowairua clay and silty clay 3.2.2 350KB
M   
MA Mata clay 3.3.2 403KB
MAr Mata brown clay 3.3.2 403KB
MC    MCH Matarau friable clay  8.1.2 535KB
MCb Matarau friable clay with large boulders 8.1.2 535KB
MD    MDH Marsden sand 2.1 352KB 
ME     MEH Maungarei clay 3.5.1 315KB
MEbH Maungarei  clay with large boulders 3.5.1 315KB
MF Mangakahia silt loam and clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
MFm Mangakahia mottled clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
MG    MGH Maungakohatu friable clay 8.2.2 393KB
MN    MNH Mangonui clay 6.2 367KB
MO Maungaturoto clay 5.0 383KB
MR    MRH Marua clay loam 3.4.1 337KB
MRr  MRrH Marua brown clay loam 3.4.1 337KB
MRu MRuH Marua light brown clay loam 3.4.1 337KB
MT    MTH Motatau clay 5.0 383KB
MU   MUH Maunu silt loam 8.2.1 311KB
MUb Maunu bouldery silt loam 8.2.1 311KB
MV    MVH Mahurangi fine sandy loam 3.2.3  
MX    MXH Mount Rex clay 3.2.2 350KB
MZ    MZH Manganese silt loam 8.2.2 393KB
O  
OA    OAH Okaka clay and silty clay 3.3.2 403KB
OC    OCH Otangaroa clay & sandy clay loam 3.2.3 333KB
OD   ODH Otaha clay 8.1.3 446KB
ODg Otaha gravelly clay loam 8.1.3 446KB
OE Ohia sand 7.0 726KB
OEy Ohia peaty sand 7.0 726KB
OF     OFH Omahuta clay 3.2.1 485KB
OG Otonga peaty clay loam 9.2 341KB
OGd Otonga loamy peat 9.2 341KB
OGv Otonga peaty silt loam 9.2 341KB
OK Okaihau gravelly friable clay  8.1.3 446KB
OKg Okaihau very gravelly friable clay 8.1.3 446KB
OKu Okaihau gravelly friable clay with dull brown subsoil 8.1.3 446KB
OL Otao silt loam 4.2 284KB
OLm Otao mottled silt loam 4.2 284KB
OM   OMH Omu clay loam 3.3.1 378KB
ON    ONH Omanaia clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
ONe Omanaia clay loam with coarse structured subsoil 3.2.1 485KB
OP    OPH Otaika silt loam 3.3.3 357KB
OR Otakairangi peaty clay loam 9.2 341KB
ORd Otakairangi loamy peat 9.2 341KB
OT One Tree Point peaty sand 7.0 726KB
OU Oturu fine sandy loam 3.2.3 333KB
OV   OVH Omaiko gravelly silt loam 7.0 726KB
OVp Omaiko gravelly silt loam with pan 7.0 726KB
OW Ohaeawai silt loam 8.1.1 382KB
OWb Ohaeawai shallow bouldery silt loam 8.1.1 382KB
P  
PA    PAH Parau clay loam 6.2 367KB
PB    PBH Puhoi clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
PBu  PBuH Puhoi light brown clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
PC Pakotai clay 1.2 509KB 
PCm Pakotai dark grey clay 1.2 509KB 
PCr Pakotai brown clay 1.2 509KB 
PCy Pakotai peaty clay loam 1.2 509KB 
PD    PDH Puketitoi sandy loam  3.2.3 333KB
PES Parakiore stony clay loam steepland soil 3.5.1 315KB
PF     PFH Piroa clay 3.5.2 300KB
PG Pungaere gravelly friable clay 8.1.3 446KB
PK     PKH Papakauri silt loam 8.2.1 311KB
PKe   PKeH Papakauri clay loam 8.2.1 311KB
PL Parakao fine sandy loam 7.0 726KB
PM    PMH Pukenamu silt loam 3.5.2 300KB
PN     PNH Pinaki sand 2.1 352KB 
POS Pukekaroro clay loam steepland soil 3.5.2 300KB
PPH Pokapu gravelly silt loam 3.3.3 357KB
PR Parahaki fine sandy loam & silt loam 7.0 726KB
PRp Parahaki fine sandy loam & silt loam with pan 7.0 726KB
PTH Parataiko silt loam 6.2 367KB
PU Purua silt loam 3.2.1 485KB
PUeH Purua clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
PW    PWH Pukewaenga sandy loam 3.2.3 333KB
PV     PVH Puketurua sandy clay 3.2.2 350KB
PX     PXH Puwera clay 3.3.2 403KB
PZ Parore peaty sandy loam 9.1 354KB
R   
RA    RAH Rangiora clay, clay loam & silty clay loam 3.4.2 293KB
RAl   RAlH Rangiora silty clay loam 3.4.2 293KB
RK Ruakaka peaty sandy loam 9.1 354KB
RKd Ruakaka loamy peat 9.1 354KB
RKl Ruakaka peaty fine sandy loam 9.1 354KB
RKu Ruakaka fine sandy peat 9.1 354KB
RKv Ruakaka peaty silt loam 9.1 354KB
RL     RLH Red Hill sandy loam 2.2 390KB
RLa   RLaH Red Hill sand 2.2 390KB
RLl    RLlH Red Hill sandy clay loam 2.2 390KB
RP     RPH Riponui clay & sandy clay  3.2.2 350KB
RPa   RPaH Riponui sandy clay loam & sandy loam  3.2.2 350KB
RT Ruatangata friable clay 8.1.2 535KB
RTb Ruatangata friable clay with large boulders 8.1.2 535KB
RU     RUH Rangiuru clay  6.3 353KB
RUr   RUrH Rangiuru red brown clay 6.3 353KB
RV Rockvale clay 3.1 265KB
RVe Rockvale clay with coarse-structured subsoil 3.1 265KB
T
TA Taraire gravelly friable clay 8.1.3 446KB
TC Takahiwai clay 1.1.3 363KB 
TCa Takahiwai sand 1.1.3 363KB 
TCy Takahiwai peaty clay loam 1.1.3 363KB 
TCya Takahiwai peaty sand 1.1.3 363KB 
TEK Te Kopuru sand  7.0 726KB
TEKm Te Kopuru sand wet phase 7.0 726KB
TEKy Te Kopuru peaty sand 7.0 726KB
TErS Te Kie red clay loam steepland soil 6.1 412KB
TES Te Kie stony clay loam steepland soil 6.1 412KB
TEuS Te Kie brown stony clay loam steepland soil 6.1 412KB
TF     TFH Te Tio clay loam 3.3.1 378KB
TG Tikipunga friable clay 8.1.2 535KB
TLS Tautoro clay loam steepland soil 3.2.1 485KB
TM    TMH Taumata clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
TN     TNH Tanoa sandy clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
TNa   TNaH Tanoa silt loam and sandy clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
TO Tutamoe friable clay 6.2 367KB
TP Tinopai sandy loam and sandy clay 7.0 726KB
TRS Te Ranga clay loam & stony clay loam steepland soil 3.4.1 337KB
TRuS Te Ranga light brown clay loam & stony clay loam steepland soil 3.4.1 337KB
TT     TTH Tangitiki sandy loam and sand 2.2 & 2.3 390KB
TU    TUH Takitu gravelly clay loam 6.1 412KB
TV     TVH Tikitohe gravelly silt loam 3.4.1 337KB
TVr   TVrH Tikitohe red gravelly silt loam 3.4.1 337KB
TWH Tokawhero stony clay 6.1 412KB
TX Te Hapua fine sandy loam 7.0 726KB
TXp Te Hapua fine sandy loam  with pan 7.0 726KB
W   
WA    WAH Warkworth clay and sandy clay loam 3.2.2 350KB
WB    WBH Whaka clay loam 3.1 365KB
WCS White Cone sandy clay loam steepland soil 3.2.1 485KB
WD Whananaki sand 2.1 352KB 
WE Waitemata silt loam 4.3 308KB
WEm Waitemata silt loam wet phase 4.3 308KB
WF Whakapara silt loam and clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
WFa Whakapara sand 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
WFm Whakapara mottled clay loam 1.1.1 & 1.1.2 325KB 
WG Whatitiri clay loam 8.1.1 382KB
WK    WKH Wharekohe silt loam 7.0 726KB
WKa WKaH Wharekohe sandy loam 7.0 726KB 
WKap Wharekohe sandy loam with pan 7.0 726KB 
WKf Wharekohe fine sandy loam 7.0 726KB 
WKfp Wharekohe fine sandy loam with pan 7.0 726KB
WKl Wharekohe fine sandy loam ash variant 7.0 726KB
WKlp Wharekohe fine sandy loam ash variant with pan 7.0 726KB
WKp Wharekohe silt loam with pan 7.0 726KB
WKr Wharekohe silt loam with brown subsoil 7.0 726KB
WM Waimate North clay loam 8.2.2 393KB
WN WNH Whirinaki clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
WO Whareora clay 1.2 509KB 
WOa Whareora sand 1.2 509KB 
WP Whakapai friable clay 8.1.1 382KB
WPe Whakapai clay loam 8.1.1 382KB
WR   WRH Whangaripo clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
WRe WReH Whangaripo clay 3.2.1 485KB
WT   WTH Whatoro clay 6.2 367KB
WU Waipuna clay 1.2 509KB 
Y
YA Wairua clay 1.2 509KB 
YC      YCH Waiotira clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
YCe    YCeH Waiotira clay 3.2.1 485KB
YCgH Waiotira gravelly sandy loam 3.2.1 485KB
YCr   YCrH Waiotira brown clay loam 3.2.1 485KB
YF  Waipapa clay 1.2 509KB 
YK      YKH Waikare silt loam 3.3.3 357KB
YKl Waikare silty clay 3.3.3 357KB
YN    YNH Waimatenui clay 6.2 367KB
YO    YOH Waiotu friable clay 8.1.2 535KB
YOb Waiotu friable clay with large boulders 8.1.2 535KB
YP    YPH Waipoua clay 6.2 367KB
YR Wairiki clay loam and silt loam 3.2.2 350KB
YT     YTH Waitakere clay 6.2 367KB
YU Waipu clay 1.2 509KB 
YUa Waipu sand 1.2 509KB 
YUay Waipu peaty sand 1.2 509KB 
YUy Waipu peaty silt loam & peaty clay 1.2 509KB