Kōrero: Taranaki region

Taranaki gate

Taranaki gate

A Taranaki gate is a few strands of wire held in place by battens – a simple, make-do device that can be tricky to open or close. Despite its name, there is no evidence that it was invented in the region. The Taranaki gate is fast approaching extinction – ‘gates’ nowadays are more likely to be a couple of electrified tapes.

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Photograph by Ron Lambert

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25247/taranaki-gate (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015