Kōrero: West Coast places

Grey River dredge

Grey River dredge

This aerial view shows the Grey valley dredge working near Ngahere in the early 1990s. The dredge is slowly moving toward the bottom of the picture, and the tailings are being stacked behind it from a conveyor belt on the boom. Mounds of dark topsoil are sitting on top of the light-grey tailings. These will later be smoothed over and planted with grass to create farmland.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Grey Valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20995/grey-river-dredge (accessed 24 August 2019)

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