Story: Government and agriculture

Ruakura research station

In the two decades after the Second World War the government’s research station at Ruakura, in the Waikato, made a major contribution to research to improve dairying. This clip from an annual field day shows that Ruakura was also active in farmer education and offered practical management advice.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 143. National Film Unit, 1963

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Subsidies and changing markets, 1946–1983', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/18073/ruakura-research-station (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008