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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