Portland, New Zealand
Portland is a locality on the western side of Whangarei Harbour in Northland, New Zealand. Whangarei is about 10 km to the north. Tikorangi is a hill to the west with a summit 161 m above sea level.
The Portland Cement Works, which started on Limestone Island in Whangarei Harbour in 1885, moved to Portland in 1916. The Cement works is now owned by Golden Bay Cement, a division of Fletcher Building.
Historically, the town had a train station on the North Auckland Line.
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- Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 27. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
- Quickstats about Portland, New Zealand
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- Pickmere, Nancy Preece (1986). Whangarei: The Founding Years. pp. p 65.
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- "Brief History of the Cement Industry in New Zealand". Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand. This source gives a date of 1918 for the move to Portland.
- "Te Kete Ipurangi - Portland School". Ministry of Education.