New Zealand Student Tours

Man Made Harbour -Timaru
Here you can visit a harbour that is entirely man made because there were no suitable coastal features available.

The community built a protection wall and that grew and developed.  At the same time the coast's natural processes were altered and changed the shape of the coastline (to the commercial and recreational advantage).

Born out of necessity this harbour began and slowly grew over a centaury.  The land was producing goods for export.  The problem was Christchurch was to far away storms smashed many visiting ships anchored by the reefs.


Engineering Studies
We follow the development of the building, learn to understand the natural processes of coastal drifting and look at the administration of the business (harbour management & shipping), their successes and failures.

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