• Patrick McBride

Whispers of Gold

Waiuta film to screen Coast wide - A tale of boom and bust and a West Coast town that refused to die.

On the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, lie the ghosts of Waiuta, one of New Zealand’s richest gold towns.

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.

Now a passionate group are lovingly restoring Waiuta as a New Zealand landmark, while others are looking to once again mine the untold riches below.

Friends of Waiuta presents a Visionco Production produced by Dave Kwant and directed by Luis Caston to locals via theatre screens next month. The documentary is written by Robyn Janes and features Marg Sadler, John Taylor, Nigel Slonker, Les Black, Janet Bathgate, Jim Staton and Billie Watts.


Reefton July 18, 3pm

Greymouth July 24, 7pm

Hokitika July 25, 3pm

Greymouth July 26, 3pm

Westport August 1, 3pm

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