Story: Sports and leisure

Man with home-grown cabbage

Man with home-grown cabbage

When not in paid employment, New Zealanders spend much time around their homes, where the distinction between leisure and work is often hard to draw. For example, growing vegetables has long been a significant pursuit both as a means of relaxation and as a contribution to the domestic economy. The vegetables may not always be as impressive as this giant cabbage from a camp in the Wairarapa in the 1890s.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Home and city', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2242/man-with-home-grown-cabbage (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015