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Scarves on Statues – The Gold Miner

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Gold was discovered in what is now the town of Waihi in 1878, and since that time, hundreds of tons of gold and silver have been extracted from the Coromandel hillside. The Martha mine has over its 130+ year lifetime been […]

Scarves on Statues – Kids

This statue is in Waihi, a small gold mining town situated at the gateway to the Upper North Island’s holiday playground, the Coromandel Peninsula. The plaque says simply: “KIDS … Having fun is timeless. All it requires is imagination.” This weekend is the last round of Italian club football for the […]