NZ’s longest wharf at Tiwai

LETTER

It seems I touched a sore point by pointing out in a column in the Southland Times that Tolaga Bay’s long wharf is half the length of the longest in New Zealand, which is the wharf serving the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter at Bluff.

If you Google “longest wharf in New Zealand” you get references to Tolaga Bay with, sadly, scant mention of the actual longest one.

Southland is proud to possess the longest wharf in New Zealand at 1500m. No doubt Tolaga Bay is a fine place, but please stop saying you have the longest wharf.

Lloyd Esler, Invercargill

It seems I touched a sore point by pointing out in a column in the Southland Times that Tolaga Bay’s long wharf is half the length of the longest in New Zealand, which is the wharf serving the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter at Bluff.

If you Google “longest wharf in New Zealand” you get references to Tolaga Bay with, sadly, scant mention of the actual longest one.

Southland is proud to possess the longest wharf in New Zealand at 1500m. No doubt Tolaga Bay is a fine place, but please stop saying you have the longest wharf.

Lloyd Esler, Invercargill

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John Fricker - 10 days ago
Mind-bogglingly stupid letter.

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