Story: West Coast places

Aerial view of Reefton

Aerial view of Reefton

The mining town of Reefton is sited on river flats where the Īnangahua River leaves its narrow gorge through the Victoria Range. Originally a gold-mining town, it became a centre for coal mining in the 20th century. In 2008 gold mining is again dominant, with a large opencast pit opened by Oceana Gold.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Reefton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20974/aerial-view-of-reefton (accessed 18 July 2019)

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