Story: Farm fencing

Taranaki gate (3rd of 6)

Taranaki gate

This Taranaki gate is being used as part of a modern fence. The gate is stretched between concrete posts, and has a barbed top wire and five plain wires. This gateway is probably used infrequently, so it is cheaper for the farmer to use a Taranaki gate rather than a more expensive one of pipes and wire mesh.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Gates and other barriers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008