Story: Industrial sectors

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.

Using this item

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Ganesh Nana, 'Industrial sectors - Secondary sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23155/tiwai-point-aluminium-smelter (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Ganesh Nana, published 11 Mar 2010