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Industrial Site Tour

To be confirmed for 2017



The history of Kawerau is firmly entrenched in its connection with the forestry and milling industries. Back in 1953 the town of Kawerau was a mere block of land nestled next to the Tarawera River and the foot of Mt. Edgecumbe.

Over the successive years Kawerau took shape and the main industry was the paper mill which supplied paper across the world, but more importantly provided employment for the local people.

As part of the various attractions at Kawerau Woodfest there will be an opportunity to take a look around the mill site, at what is now the Norske Skog Paper Mill. Availability for the tours is limited and registration is highly recommended. Details of registration for the tours will be released closer to the event.

There will be 3 tours only on Saturday 8th September at 11am and 1pm

A special thanks to Norske Skog for granting free access to their site.  Another special mention should be given to our local coach operator, Paula Mayne from the Little Bus Company in Kawerau will be providing the transport at a special Woodfest rate, which will keep the cost extremely affordable for the interested public.  Only $2 per person.

If you are interested in reserving a spot on one of the tours head to the Kawerau Information Centre near Prideaux Park and book your place.  Alternatively you can ring 323 6300 to book your seat.