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The Nairns were said to have the first commercial vinery in Palmerston North, called Manawatu Vineries. John Nairn purchased the land, at what was then the end of College Street, in 1893 and grew tomatoes, grapes and cucumbers commercially. The business stayed in the Nairn family until a partnership was developed with C F Robinson in 1948, and was finally sold and the hot houses removed in 1959 toa llow for residential development in the Awapuni area.

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2010P_Bur331_3385
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Grape growing in glass houses at Manawatu Vineries, College Street
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Public Photograph Collection Bur 331
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Coolstore

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College Street, Palmerston North
Date
circa 1898

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Palmerston North City Library

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