The opening of Wairākei geothermal power station in 1958 signified a major technical advance. It was the first time that geothermal steam had been used to generate power in New Zealand, and only the second time in the world.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 82. National Film Unit, 1958
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