Story: Regional economies

Forest clearance

Forest clearance after 1840 was most dramatic in Northland and in the lower North Island. Regional economies developed in the latter centred on New Plymouth, Whanganui and Palmerston North, as forest became farmland.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Development of regional economies, 1850 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 July 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010