Story: West Coast region

Harvesting sphagnum moss (1st of 2)

Harvesting sphagnum moss

The collection and processing of sphagnum moss from swampy areas has become a major industry in Westland. It is exported and used in floristry. These workers are packing the moss into bales.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Soils and agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016