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Whakatāne timber mill

Whakatāne timber mill

This mill at Whakatāne was opened in 1939. It was the first on such a scale – more than a saw mill – in the Bay of Plenty, and was a major employer in the town for many years. It was upgraded by owners Carter Holt Harvey in 2004.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Whakatāne', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015