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Okains Bay/Kawatea

The Banks Peninsula (BPZ) has an area of 8010 km2 and forms the most prominent volcanic feature of the South Island. Geologically the peninsula comprises of the remnants of two large volcanoes which means streams in this area have naturally higher phosphorus concentrations than other waterways in Canterbury. Estimates suggest native forest once covered 98% of the peninsula. However less than 2% remains today.

Opara Stream is located on the eastern side of Banks Peninsula and flows into Okains Bay.

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