Story: Waikato region

Waikato farmland

Waikato farmland

Cows graze in fertile farmland north of Te Awamutu. Waikato is New Zealand’s foremost dairy farming region, thanks to high rainfall and sunshine hours which allow grass to grow nearly all year.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 9 Jul 2015