Story: Wairarapa region

Stock sale

Stock sale

Lambs are crowded into pens during a stock sale at the Masterton saleyards in 2002. Despite the recent rise of dairying, sheep farming remains the backbone of the region’s pastoral economy.

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Wairarapa Times-Age
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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - A farming economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 March 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017