Story: East Coast places

Waimā, Tokomaru Bay

Waimā, Tokomaru Bay

The centre of Tokomaru Bay’s economy between 1911 and 1952 was the freezing works at Waimā, at the northern end of the bay. The works closed in 1952 but the buildings still stand. Also still there is the wharf, which was extended to cater to the increased scale of shipping prompted by the freezing works, but has not been in commercial use since the 1960s.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Te Puia Springs and Tokomaru Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015