Murihiku Regeneration is concerned about the long-term socio-economic, environmental, and cultural effects of the Tiwai Smelter closure. We are part of a Tiwai closure group and are in the process of pulling together our own reports about the cultural and environmental significance of Tiwai Point, as well as developing an understanding of Tiwai Point as a contaminated site.
See our A3 summary of cultural sites at Tiwai Point (PDF, 22.42 MB).
Tiwai project - Awarua taking the lead
The programme of work involving the closure of the Tiwai smelter and site remediation is being undertaken by Te Rūnaka o Awarua.
Project Lead - Michael Stevens
- Dean Whaanga
- Aimee Kaio
- Gail Thomson
- Jacqui Caine
Download reports put together by Murihiku Regeneration:
Preliminary Environmental Report - Tiwai - January 2021 (PDF, 11.41 MB)
Cultural Report - Tiwai Point - January 2021 (PDF, 8.60 MB)
(without appendices - download individually below)
- Appendix A: Southland Museum Annual Report 1967-68 (PDF, 5.15 MB)
- Appendix B: 1969 – Tiwai Point Maori Site by A. J. Mackenzie (PDF, 5.18 MB)
- Appendix C: 1969 – Archeaology at Tiwai Point: A preliminary report to the Southland Museum Trust Board (Inc) by G. S. Park (PDF, 7.27 MB)
- Appendix D: Southland Museum and Art Gallery holdings re Tiwai (PDF, 5.50 MB)
- Appendix E: 1969 – Tiwai Point expedition by E. Freeborn (PDF, 5.67 MB)
- Appendix F: 1969 – Tiwai Point – A Preliminary Report by G. S. Park (PDF, 6.66 MB)
- Appendix G: 1969 – Ecological Method and Theory: Tiwai Peninsula by Gillian Hamel (PDF, 11.32 MB)
- Appendix H: 1978 – Radiocarbon dates from Tiwai Point, Southland by G.S. Park (PDF, 6.42 MB)
- Appendix I: Newspaper Clippings (PDF, 16.58 MB)
- Appendix J: New Zealand Archaeological Association site records for Tiwai Point (PDF, 20.14 MB)