Story: Rangitāne

Manawatū dairy factory

Manawatū dairy factory

Because of its rich soil and relatively flat land, the Manawatū region is very suitable for dairy farming. Increasingly from the early 20th century some members of the Rangitāne tribe owned or worked on dairy farms. Milk from such farms would be taken to the local dairy factory for processing. This photograph shows farmers with their milk carts outside the dairy factory at Hiwinui in the 1890s.

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Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, 'Rangitāne - 20th and 21st centuries: survival and adaptation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017