Story: Geothermal energy

Geyser Valley, 1950s

This film, taken in the early 1950s, shows a selection of views in Geyser Valley, Wairākei. A few years later the extraction of steam for power generation caused the disappearance of all the hot springs and geysers, and left only steaming ground.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: People of the Waikato. National Film Unit, 1956

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Carol Stewart, 'Geothermal energy - Effects on the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/5437/geyser-valley-1950s (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006