Story: Whanganui places

A can-do carrot

A can-do carrot

A huge carrot welcomes visitors to Ohakune, reflecting the importance of carrot growing to the local economy. The eruption of nearby Mt Ruapehu in 1995 led cartoonist Tom Scott to ponder another possible use for the giant vegetable.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-240-018
Cartoon by Tom Scott

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Waimarino', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015