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Sawmill, Ōtautau

Sawmill, Ōtautau

Timber has been an important part of Ōtautau’s history. In 2008 the township’s largest employer was a timber company, Bright Wood, which sourced timber from all over Otago and Southland and processed it, mostly for export.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Western Southland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2021)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015