Another of those towns that is off the main traffic routes is Morrinsville. Morrinsville is a commute town for the larger Hamilton that lies some 30km to southeast. Morrinsville is a rural town that primarily supports the dairy industry. The town’s economic fortunes are therefore tied to the price of milk products.
Morrinsville serves as 1 of 3 town centers in New Zealand's most prosperous dairy farming industry, and the region around the town is sometimes described as among the most intensively farmed areas in the world, from where it gets its town slogan 'cream of the country'. The town is named after Samuel and Thomas Morrin, early settlers who purchased the land as an estate and founded the town to house the estate's workers.
Morrinsville is a progressive town with a strong sense of community. Over the last decade the town has spruced up its image and is now a very attractive town that is experiencing a population rebirth.
Morrinsville is a town that is a nice place to visit, and is worth the diversion.