Story: Bay of Plenty region

The Kaimai tunnel (1st of 2)

The Kaimai tunnel

This photograph shows the eastern portal of the 8.9-kilometre Kaimai tunnel at Apata, 16 kilometres from Tauranga. The construction of the tunnel was marred by tragedy: four men lost their lives when part of the tunnel collapsed on 24 February 1970.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAVK W3493, Drawer 48, D37.359

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Depression and recovery: 1930s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5633/the-kaimai-tunnel (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016