Kōrero: Waikato places

Roadside Stories: Coal and clay from Huntly

The coal seams around Huntly have been mined since the 1870s, and today provide about 40% of New Zealand’s coal, feeding the massive Huntly power station and the Glenbrook steel mill. Local clay is the source of Huntly’s distinctive bricks, as well as of iconic Crown Lynn pottery.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Huntly. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (ID18491: SPECTRUM 865 - THE BLACK SEAM).

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Huntly', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35230/roadside-stories-coal-and-clay-from-huntly (accessed 22 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015