Story: City history and people

Hastings industry

Hastings industry

This view looks over the Tōmoana freezing works towards the city of Hastings in 1976. These works, the nearby Whakatū works, and the large Wattie’s cannery were key elements in Hastings’s 20th-century growth. In the 1950s nearly half the city’s male workforce was engaged in manufacturing or in processing locally grown produce.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - New cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010