Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Processing peaches (1st of 3)

Processing peaches

The largest food-processing company in New Zealand, Wattie’s, began in a four-room cottage in Hastings in September 1934. These women are preparing peaches for canning, about 1940. Wattie's later diversified into frozen food and pet food, and in 1992 became a subsidiary of the multibillion-dollar American firm Heinz.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/2-037084; F
Photograph by Gordon Burt

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - Commercial production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008