Story: Taranaki region

Dairy cattle

Dairy cattle

Pasture has replaced much of the original forest of Taranaki. Dairy cows dominate the region, and milk products dominate its economy. The impact of the dairy industry on the environment is sometimes controversial – dairy effluent can pollute waterways, and the intensification of the industry has put pressure on the water table.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015