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I am interested to know whether or not there is a district in NZ which is all organic, or at least, most of it. If not, which areas have the majority of organic farms (animals) and horticulture blocks? I want to get into organics, but don't want to buy in a district where chemicals are used heavily - preferably, not at all!!
Sue Williams, New Plymouth
Some people are trying to declare the Tauranga region an organic district. However, even though you may have many organic growers in one area, there will still be conventional ones using pesticides, and if these are your neighbours, it doesnít help. Oamaru is developing a reputation for becoming an organic district, but still again, youíll find the majority of growers will still use pesticides. When buying a block, itís probably most important to checkout your immediate neighbours and what they are doing or intend to do.