Story: West Coast region

Great dairying country

Great dairying country

With year-round rainfall and a temperate climate, the West Coast has natural advantages for dairying that other regions lack, which is why the industry is expanding rapidly. These cows are grazing on the Fox River flats, near Lake Matheson, with Mt Tasman behind.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Into the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016