This zone contains New Zealand's most fertile soils and warm moist weather providing the best farm productivity in the country.
Most prominent food producing animals include cows for beef and dairy plus sheep. Fruit farms produce kiwi fruit, oranges and many varieties of stone fruit. Vegetable and timber production is also extensive and there are also many different temperate climate grains produced.
Because of the high productivity of the land, farms in this zone are generally smaller than in other zones .
See also: Farming NZ
Bay of Plenty
Know as New Zealand's Fruit Bowl here you will encounter New Zealand's largest horticultural region with a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and even nuts being produced . Among these, you find Kiwifruit.