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Waihī electronics industry

An electronics industry grew in Waihī from the early 1930s, but was threatened in 1986 when Philips, which specialised in television manufacture, closed. A group of workers made redundant then joined forces to buy the factory and create new jobs. The venture was the subject of a 1990 television current affairs item.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel places - Waihī and surrounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

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