Story: East Coast region

Food processing

Food processing

Corn ready for canning arrives in bulk at Wattie’s factory in Gisborne in 1952. Food processing was an important economic activity in Poverty Bay from the 1950s.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Growth and challenge, 1940 to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015