Story: Dairying and dairy products

Taranaki dairy factories

In the first half of the 20th century Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) was encircled by seven dairy factories, with a further three south of Hāwera. All of these have now closed. Click on each site to see the buildings as they were in the early 2000s. The sole factory now is the large modern factory at Whareroa, near the site of an earlier factory.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Cooperatives and centralisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008