Story: Coal and coal mining

Maramarua mine

Maramarua mine

This is the Kōpako sub-bituminous mine at Maramarua, 70 kilometres south of Auckland. In the 2000s most coal mining was opencast and large-scale.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The late 20th and early 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021