Story: Volcanic Plateau places

Valentino’s, Tūrangi

Valentino’s, Tūrangi

In the 1960s and 1970s, skilled Italian tunnellers were hired to work on the Tongariro power project. Valentino’s restaurant in Tūrangi, the town built to house the workers, is one of the few reminders of the Italian presence in the district.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Tūrangi district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015