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Taranaki gate

Taranaki gate

The Taranaki gate is a makeshift wire and batten gate, named after the dairying area where it is widely used, although the gates are found throughout New Zealand. This one is stretched between concrete posts and has a barbed-wire top and five plain wires. When not used as a gate, it forms part of the fence.

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How to cite this page:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Sheep and dairy farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008