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Cuvier Island Lighthouse
Location: Cuvier Island, North Island, New Zealand
Coordinates 36°26′S 175°47′E / 36.433°S 175.783°E / -36.433; 175.783Coordinates: 36°26′S 175°47′E / 36.433°S 175.783°E / -36.433; 175.783
Year first constructed: 1889
Year first lit: 1889
Automated: 1982
Construction: Cast iron
Tower shape: cylindrical tower
Markings/Pattern: White
Height: 15 m
Focal Height: 119 m
Range: 35 Km
Characteristic: White FL. 15s

Cuvier Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Cuvier Island, a small island off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.[1] It is owned and operated by Maritime New Zealand. The light was constructed in 1889 and was the first lighthouse built in New Zealand using cast iron. The light was fully automated in 1982 and is controlled from the Maritime New Zealand headquarters in Wellington. Cuvier Island itself is a wildlife reserve which is managed by the Department of Conservation and is part of an island restoration project.


  1. ^ Cuvier Island Lighthouse Profile (from the Maritime New Zealand website)


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