Volcanic activity has shaped our country over the last few million years, with the remnants of eruptions on a scale not seen in any of our lifetimes now making up some of the most scenic parts of our shores and providing us with a unique natural resource.
New Zealand volcanic stone is beautiful in its natural state – often infused with pumice and natural minerals, it is a local material well worth considering for a project in any capacity from paving to commercial cladding.
The volcanic stone available in New Zealand has a distinct look and the benefit of durability and strength often not seen in other stone or stone products.
Nestled in a particularly beautiful part of the country between Matamata and Cambridge, Hinuera Natural Stone operates its quarry and factory. Located on a deposit that exists as the result of a volcanic eruption of massive proportions about 1.3 million years ago, this stone is part of New Zealand’s physical history.
“Because it was born as a result of a volcanic eruption, its explosive origin has infused the stone with unique patterns from watermarks through to hard pumice, metal and basalt deposits,” Hinuera Natural Stone’s general manager John Simpson says.
Often, people utilise stone for its veins and natural appearance. When choosing volcanic stone, that uniqueness is amplified.