September 2017 Day 16
Was your hometown a “backward” place or do you feel that it was progressive?
No, it wasn’t backward because of the farming community, all towns in the region are very friendly and helped the farmers progress because that’s where their income came from to keep their business growing, the farming community.
Taranaki progress was good, especially when the Maui gas field was discovered in 1969 also natural gas from the Kapuni gas field, which was discovered in 1959.
Gas and farming made Taranaki very progressive.