Kōrero: Building stone

Ignimbrite quarry

Ignimbrite quarry

Sheets of ignimbrite cover large areas in the centre of the North Island. This stone quarry at Hinuera is one of the largest in New Zealand. The ignimbrite is soft enough to be sawed, and is cut into blocks of different sizes. It is marketed as Hinuera stone, and mainly used for cladding or decorative stone walls.

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Private collection
Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Types of building stone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8074/ignimbrite-quarry (accessed 9 February 2023)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006