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Hidden World of West Coast Coal Mining History

Growing up as a kid down in Southland was all about farming – rolling green hills dotted with sheep.  In the winter our homes were generally heated with wood and coal.  Never gave a thought to where that coal came … Continue reading

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Nine Mile Valley’s Hidden Coal History

There’s gold in them there hills – black gold! Stephen had the pleasure of playing tour guide recently and taking a photographic artist into the hills behind Breakers to explore some of the fascinating coal mining history hidden away in … Continue reading

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Blacks Point to Reefton via Konini Pack Track – Riding into History

The theme of our latest ride – green.  It was a symphony of colour – an explosion of blue, green and yellow but predominately green so as long as you like green you would have enjoyed our latest adventure.  Green … Continue reading

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