Kōrero: Fire and agriculture

Farming in Waitōtara valley

The Waitōtara valley was one of many areas in the Whanganui district where the bush was cleared after the First World War. But with the decline of soil fertility and prices for meat and wool, the settlers walked off the land which subsequently reverted to scrub. With oversowing, topdressing and better prices, farming of this country has become viable.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 165. National Film Unit, 1965

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - Burning and erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/15221/farming-in-waitotara-valley (accessed 26 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008