|LUC Class||Area (ha)||Percentage|
|1||Suitable for crops. Most versatile multiple-use land.|
|2||Slight limitations for crops. Good versatile land.|
|3||Moderate limitations for crops.|
|4||Severe limitations for cropping or cultivation. More suited to specific crops, permanent pasture or forestry.|
|5||Unsuitable for cropping. Negligible limitations to pasture, grapevines, tree crop, or forestry.|
|6||Productive pastoral hill country, slight to moderate limitations or hazards to pasture, tree crops, and/or forestry.|
|7||Severe to very severe limitations or hazards for grazing with intensive soil conservation measures, more suited to forestry|
|8||Very severe to extreme limitations, requiring permanent vegetative cover and protection, unsuitable for agriculture.|
|Erosion (e) is significant to the capability of the whenua, because if the soil is permanently lost through erosion the whenua will take many years to develop new soil.|
|Wetness (w) that can present an issue to land capability include: waterlogging due to a rising water table in wet periods, perching of water above a layer preventing water moving through it and flooding.|
|Soil (s) limitation can be due to shallow soil, stones, rock outcrops, subsurface pans in the soil leading to a low soil water holding capacity, or a low fertility/trace element deficiency or a chemical toxicity.|
|Climate (c) limitations include the number of growing degree days, first and last frost timing, average rainfall, evapotranspiration rates and rainfall distribution, exposure to damaging and salt-laden winds.|
|Land Cover||Area (ha)||Percentage|
|Production exotic forest||48.5||91.7%|
|Gorse and or broom||1||1.8%|
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