When I first arrived in New Zealand, Hubby pointed out an old Taranaki dairy building as he showed me the countryside.
I asked if there were more.
He said, 'Sure.'
And thus began the hunt.
Most sit in disrepair, some have been used at some point for other enterprises. We (I with Hubby as navigator) have photos of about 43 of the original 118 or so dairies--or what's left of them. Recently, I found an extensive list of locations so we have some exploring to do.
The milk, cheese and butter dairies were eventually consolidated locally and then Taranaki-wide into a company that is called Fonterra (the name has no specific meaning at all).
Until last year, this dairy was used as a residence. Here's a story from the paper .