Politics, economics and: pastoral land management in New Zealand: tenures for the times
The span of this report encompasses major changes in terminology and in units of measure. Unless otherwise indicated, terminology and measures have been used in forms appropriate to their historical context. New Zealand changed to decimal currency in 1967 at which time $2 = £1 (=20s=240d). For all practical purposes land-based activities, such as farming, adopted International System (SI) units by 1974. The colonial terms 'pasturage,’ ‘pastoral land,' 'pastoralism' and 'pastoralist' are generally synonymous with the American terms 'range,' 'rangeland,' ‘grazing’ and 'rancher.' The payment made by Crown tenants for the use of Crown land, and commonly referred to as rent, is herein described by the term 'annual rental.’ Part of this report is developed from a previously unpublished paper by Rodney P. Hide and Peter Ackroyd titled ‘The Freehold Option’ and presented to the High Country Committee of Federated Farmers’ Annual Conference, Timaru, June 1989. See: http://hdl.handle.net/10182/843... [Show full abstract]
Keywordshill farming; land tenure; government policy; resource management; economics; land management; Land Act 1948; pastoral farming; pastoral lease; grazing land; public lands
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