Waiuta Joins Tohu Whenua

Tohu Whenua launched a fifth site on Te Tai Poutini West Coast on Tuesday, 15 December, welcoming Waiuta into the programme. 

WHISPERS OF GOLD – Documentary Film About A Mining Ghost Town (Press Release) – Thursday, 27 August 2020, 5:16 am

On the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, lie the ghosts of Waiuta, one of New Zealand’s richest gold towns – long abandoned since the Blackwater mine closed in 1951

“Whispers of Gold” tells Waiuta’s story from its beginnings to current day. Archive film and photographs give a rare glimpse of 1900’s mining town life – the colorful characters, stories and the gold that kept its heart beating but left a toxic legacy. read more…