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Aluminium smelter at Bluff, Southland

Aluminium smelter at Bluff, Southland

The aluminium smelter on Tīwai Point, across the harbour from the port of Bluff, was an important part of the Southland economy in the early 2000s, with earnings of about $1.5 billion a year and a workforce of nearly 1,000.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Regional economies, 1960 to 2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010