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Daffodil capital

Daffodil capital

Carterton’s spring daffodil festival, where crowds pick flowers in the fields of a local farm, began in the 1920s. The town now promotes itself as New Zealand’s daffodil capital. This sign, planted with daffodils, is at the town’s southern entrance.

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Carterton District Council

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Ben Schrader. 'Wairarapa places - Carterton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
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