Story: Northland region

Maungaturoto dairy factory

Maungaturoto dairy factory

By 1910 many small dairy factories had been established throughout Northland to service numerous ‘billycan’ dairy farms. By the 1960s, improved roads and new technology had led to the closure of many of these factories. By the 2000s there were only a few major dairy processing plants, including this one at Maungaturoto.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Farming and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015