Story: Government and agriculture

Training ‘rehab’ soldiers

After the Second World War governments believed that New Zealand’s economic fortunes rested on agricultural exports, so much encouragement was given to boosting production. One initiative was to assist returned servicemen onto the land. As this film clip explains, the government provided them with training and offered finance to buy farms.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Rehabilitation and You. National Film Unit, 1945

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Subsidies and changing markets, 1946–1983', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008