Story: West Coast region

Lifting bales by helicopter (2nd of 2)

Lifting bales by helicopter

Because many swamps are inaccessible by land, helicopters are often used to transport bales of sphagnum moss to the nearest road.

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West Coast Historical Museum
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Photograph by Timothy Dimmick

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Soils and agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016