Story: Marlborough region

Salt production at Lake Grassmere

Salt has been produced commercially at Lake Grassmere/Kāpara Te Hau since 1952. The site provides about half of New Zealand’s salt requirements. This video shows how the salt is extracted from salt water.

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Reference: Taste New Zealand [videorecording]. Auckland: Television New Zealand, 1993.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Extractive industries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 March 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016