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Tarakohe harbour

Tarakohe harbour

Tarakohe harbour was built in several stages by the Golden Bay Cement Company for shipping out cement. From 1908 to 1988 the cement works was a vital part of the Golden Bay economy, employing many people. The wharf is still used to barge out dolomite, which is quarried at Mt Burnett near Collingwood. The harbour now offers shelter for fishing, scalloping and pleasure boats.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Eastern Golden Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015