Zealand facts & history in brief
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is a service town on the banks of the Waikato
River, near the Taupiri Range, in Waikato County, between
Auckland and Hamilton on State Highway 1.
One of the first European settler was Benjamin Ashwell,
an Anglican missionary, around the 1930s.
Huntly became a town district in 1908 and a borough
The town was named after a Scotch town in Aberdeenshire,
Alexander Henry's original home town, who owned the
land the town now sits on. Huntly is in the middle of
a coalmining area.
The commercial coalmining begin in 1876, and today it
is used for the New Zealand Steelmill at Glenbrook and
the Huntly 'solid-fuel' power station on the western
bank of the Waikato river.
The station can run on gas or coal and used mainly during
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