The rich, intensively cropped river soils of the Waimea Plains south of Nelson have historically been used for farming and horticulture. Today there are fewer sheep and beef cattle, and grapes, kiwifruit and olives are the typical crops. Future expansion will depend largely on the availability of water as it comes under increasing demand.
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Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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