Story: Waikato places

Waikato Heads (1st of 2)

Waikato Heads

Dark west coast ironsands form dunes and beaches at Waikato Heads, where the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, meets the Tasman Sea. Near the heads, ironsand is mined by New Zealand Steel for its mill at Glenbrook.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Waikato Heads to Meremere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015