Story: South Canterbury region

Timaru’s port

Timaru’s port

The construction of Timaru’s artificial port from the 1870s secured the town’s economic future. Sediment built up at the northern breakwater (centre), creating a sandy beach at Caroline Bay. The profitable port company is owned jointly by the district council and Port of Tauranga.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017