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 popular, sandy beach at Caroline Bay. The profitable port company is owned by the district council and private investors.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11295/timarus-port (accessed 22 April 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017