Story: Regional economies

Dairy factory at Rukuhia, Waikato, around 1907

Dairy factory at Rukuhia, Waikato, around 1907

Dairying expanded rapidly in Waikato in the early 20th century. In an era before motor transport and good roads, milk was best processed close to source at a skimming station, where the skim milk and the cream would be separated, and the cream transported to the factory for manufacture into butter.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Development of regional economies, 1850 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010