Story: Coal and coal mining

New Zealand’s main coalfields

The four major coalfields in New Zealand are in the Waikato, the West Coast, Otago and Southland. Click on each region to get a more detailed map showing the coal deposits.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Coal resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/7414/new-zealands-main-coalfields (accessed 25 May 2017)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 7 Sep 2016