Story: Marlborough region

Roadside Stories: Salt from Lake Grassmere

Pink-tinged crystallisation ponds at Lake Grassmere produce up to 70,000 tonnes of salt from sea water each year – about half of New Zealand’s salt needs. Salt was first produced at the lake in the 1940s.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Lake Grassmere. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Archival audio: Taste New Zealand (videorecording). Auckland: Television New Zealand, 1993.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Extractive industries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35337/roadside-stories-salt-from-lake-grassmere (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016