The 1920 Te Kao Farming Scheme

Installation of Te Kao monument - Photo courtesy of Far North Regional Museum

The institution of the Te Kao Dairying Scheme saved the district from starvation and ultimately resulted in the development of the Far North. During the 1920’s at Te Kao, 46kms short of Cape Reinga, typhoid, rheumatic fever, and TB were rife, and accidents in the gumfields common. The road consisted of a rough track and […]