Story: Farm fencing

Home-grown posts

Home-grown posts

Barry Plimmer, with his daughter Joanna, holds a post made from Radiata pine on his Kāpiti Coast farm in 1971. Originally, pine was unsuitable for fencing because it soon rotted in contact with soil. With the development of tanalising to preserve pine, the fast-growing timber became almost universal for fence posts in New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/4117/37

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - High-tensile and electric fencing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008