Story: Bay of Plenty region

Dairy factory, Rūātoki

Dairy factory, Rūātoki

This factory processed milk supplied by many Māori farmers. It opened in 1908, part of a wave of dairy factory building in the Bay of Plenty, from 1895 to 1915. Horse-drawn wagons hauled milk to the factory. In later years improved vehicles, roads and machinery saw many such factories closed in favour of larger, newer ones.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Success: 1900s to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016