Kōrero: Nelson places

Waimea Plains: looking south-east (2 o 2)

Waimea Plains: looking south-east

This aerial view of the Waimea Plains, south of Nelson, looks towards the Richmond Range. The rich, intensively cropped river soils of the plains have historically been used for farming and horticulture. In the early 2000s there were fewer sheep and beef cattle, and grapes, kiwifruit and olives were the typical crops. Future horticultural and agricultural intensification will depend largely on the availability of water. A dam is planned in the Lee River catchment to help meet this demand.

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GNS Science
Reference: 24235/25
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Richmond and the Waimea Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29004/waimea-plains-looking-south-east (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015