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Parliament House (1st of 2)

Parliament House

The columns and walls of Parliament House (the central buildings of the parliamentary complex) are made of grey Tākaka marble from Kairuru quarry. The steps and basement are made of grey, speckled Coromandel granite.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - National buildings and memorials', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006