Story: Wairarapa region

Dairy factory, Eketāhuna

Dairy factory, Eketāhuna

These farmers are at a dairy factory at Eketāhuna in 1906. At the time, farmers took their milk to local factories, and the daily delivery was a social occasion. Improvements in transport and roads in the 1930s enabled collection at the farm gate by tankers. In the 2000s only the Pahīatua factory remained open.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - A farming economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017