Story: Rural tourism

Adopt a sheep

Adopt a sheep

A Southland farm offers people the opportunity to adopt a sheep and learn more about New Zealand farming life. Here a child cuddles one such sheep, which has had its wool painted to make it a more appealing adoptee. Similar schemes were first tried in the 1980s, when Japanese tourists were targeted.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural tourism - The development of rural tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18828/adopt-a-sheep (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008