Story: Regional economies

Hāwera, 1948

Hāwera, 1948

Hāwera served the prosperous south Taranaki farming district. As farming became less labour intensive, business and work concentrated in local towns. Hāwera grew much faster than its rural hinterland after the Second World War.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Regional economies, 1920 to 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010