Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Horticulture on the Heretaunga plain

Horticulture on the Heretaunga plain

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s largest apple-, pear- and squash-growing region, and the second largest wine-growing region. Most of these crops are grown on the Heretaunga plain. The intensively cultivated plain close to the region’s two cities makes for a visually distinctive landscape. It contrasts sharply with the low-density pastoral farms that dominate the rural districts of the region. This view shows Napier in the distance.

Using this item

GNS Science
Reference: 47884/22
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Horticulture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015