Story: Waikato region

Waikato farmland

Waikato farmland

Cows graze in fertile farmland north of Te Awamutu. Waikato is New Zealand’s foremost dairy farming region, thanks to high rainfall and sunshine, and winter temperatures mild enough for grass to grow nearly year-round.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015