Story: Northland places

Marsden Point

Marsden Point

Marsden Point, on the south head of Whāngārei Harbour entrance, is the site of New Zealand’s only oil refinery. It operates around the clock, 365 days a year. Almost half the fuel output is carried by pipeline to Auckland. The rest is shipped around the country from the deep-water berth at the point.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Whāngārei Harbour and north', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2018)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015