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The Ruahine Range
is the largest of several mountain ranges in the North Island
of New Zealand that form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape
. The ridge is at its most pronounced from the central North Island down to Wellington, where it comprises the Ruahine, Tararua
and Rimutaka Ranges
The Ruahines run northeast-southwest for 110 kilometres from inland Hawke's Bay
to near Woodville
. It is separated in the south from the northern end of the Tararua Range by the Manawatu Gorge
The highest point in the Ruahines is Mangaweka, situated along the Hikurangi Range, which at 1733 metres (5686 feet) is the second highest non-volcanic mountainous peak in the North Island after Mt Hikurangi
(1754 metres/5755 feet) in the Raukumara Range
The other notable peak is Whariti (920 metres/3017 feet), which visually marks the southern end-point of the Ruahine Range. The dominant geographical landmark in the Manawatu and Southern Hawkes Bay districts, Whariti is perhaps better known in the region for its highly visible television transmission tower, which for a number of decades has rebroadcast national television services to the region.
The model is created at a scale of 1:100,000 with 2x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: LINZ (Land Information New Zealand)