STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand is some 2,000 kolometres from Australia and its area is less than 270,000 square kilometres (about 11% smaller than Italy). The country is cooler than a matching of latitudes with the Northern Hemisphere would suggest. The northernmost part of the country is sub-tropical, but the southernmost part is cool-temperature and is the closest land mass to Antarctica after Cape Horn.
Most of the 3.3 million inhabitants are of British origin but about 10% are of Maori descent. About 74% of New Zealanders live in the North Island, many near Auckland.
Lewis, I. (1989). STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND. Acta Hortic. 265, 719-722