Story: Dune lands

Tractor planting (3rd of 3)

Tractor planting

Mechanised planting of marram grass was found to be quicker and more efficient than hand planting. Machines, such as this one on the Aupōuri Peninsula in 1969, were used in many areas. This two-man planter, pulled by a Massey Ferguson 135 tractor, was used mainly for patching smaller areas of active dunes. A six-man machine planted larger areas.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQA 6395 M10810
Photograph by John Johns

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Dune lands - The ‘problem’ of drifting sands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007