Story: Regional economies

Canterbury Plains and South Island high country

Canterbury Plains and South Island high country

The Canterbury Plains in the foreground, bisected here by the massive braided Rakaia River, and the high country rising to the summits of the Southern Alps in the background, form two distinct ecological regions, with different economies.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Early regional economies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25208/canterbury-plains-and-south-island-high-country (accessed 21 October 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010