Story: Roads

Haast Pass road

In 1960 the Haast Pass road (part of State Highway 6) opened from Otago to Haast on the coast. It would be another five years before the section from Haast to Lake Paringa was completed. This then allowed motorists to make a circuit around both the east and west coasts of the South Island.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 107. National Film Unit, 1960

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Carl Walrond, 'Roads - Why roads were built', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/23294/haast-pass-road (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016