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Tīwai Point aluminium smelter

Tīwai Point aluminium smelter

A special road, bridge and high-voltage electricity supply, as well as the plant itself, had to be built to set up New Zealand’s only aluminium smelter at Tīwai Point, near Bluff. Many of these capital inputs, and the raw aluminium ore for smelting, were imported.

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Ganesh Nana, 'Industrial sectors - Secondary sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Ganesh Nana, published 11 Mar 2010