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New Zealand farmers at a stock sale

New Zealand farmers at a stock sale

Few New Zealanders now talk of farmers as ‘the backbone of the country’. But farmers are still a recognisable New Zealand type. Only one in seven New Zealanders now live in country areas, and only some of these are farmers, but the sturdy, pragmatic, independent farmer is still seen as embodying traditional Kiwi virtues.

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John Wilson, 'Society - Where New Zealanders live', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by John Wilson