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The revolution in New Zealand farming

A fifty year farming revolution!

Agricultural science has pushed farming beyond what was once thought impossible

Observe how over the last fifty years there has been a literal revolution in farming practices and land utilisation. This has left only remnants of some industries whilst others – like dairy farming - have enjoyed a meteoric rise as new technology and science have pushed New Zealand farming beyond anything thought possible only a few decades before. These changes have transformed the landscape and farming practices landing Christchurch at the centre of a world-renowned food growing region. 

The transformation in farming

For example, you can readily observe how large irrigations schemes have promoted the emergence of enormous pivot irrigators - now dotting the landscape on greener than green plains, gradually replacing a landscape previously dominated by neat hedges and small holdings more reminiscent of the English countryside. This contrasts strongly with back-country highlands stations which remain typically remote, relatively undeveloped, weather-dependant, and comparatively unpopulated. 

A new, special tour designed to educate, inform, and a lot of fun!

Courtesy of Maossie Tours and their luxury 4 x 6WD bus, visitors to the Canterbury region (and even interested locals) can now take in the story of farming revolution and observe for themselves the truly dramatic scenery of Canterbury farmlands set against the southern alps of New Zealand. The Canterbury region is renowned for its wide diversity of farm types, land uses and topographies in a surprisingly sparsely populated district. From the plains around Christchurch to towering mountains, there is literally something for everyone.

Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, scrumptious special lunch, morning and afternoon tea, up to three different farm visits (Maossie will try to accommodate your preference), luxury coach travel including onboard WIFI & USB charging, and a lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide "Dr G" (yes, Gary is a real doctor of econmomics and qualified agriculturalist!) who can relate all the agricultural facts, figures and history of this unique countryside! 


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