Farming

First Farmers

From the very first time pakeha explorers saw the Wairarapa plains they were excited about the possibilities of agriculture in the region.

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Getting Fleeced

The early economy of the Wairarapa region was based firmly on large sheep stations.


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Dairy Farming

Although Wairarapa has a reputation as a region of sheep farming, the dairying industry has had a large part to play in its agricultural story.

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Apple Growing

The rich alluvial plains around Greytown have traditionally supported a variety of horticultural endeavours.


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