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West Coast - Seddonville

Seddonville is an area on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. The Old Ghost Road trail finishes here at the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge where the mouth of the Mokihinui River leads out to the Tasman Sea. The settlement is lightly populated and known for the historical role it played in New Zealand's coal mining industry. Located about 50km north of Westport in the Northern Buller Region, Seddonville is surrounded by native bush, mountains and wilderness. One end of the Charming Creek Walkway is located at Seddonville. Seddonville was named in honour of the legendary Liberal Premier Richard Seddon. It was also the site of an early experiment in state socialism – New Zealand’s first state-owned coal mine opened there in 1903. more

When the name was chosen in 1893 Seddon joked that he hoped the town would prosper, as he wouldn’t want his name to be associated with failure. ‘King Dick’ didn’t get his wish: the mine struggled and was closed in 1914, eight years after his death.

Later in the 20th century the Seddonville area became a centre for private and co-operative mines, and hydraulic mining technology was pioneered there. But due to its exceptionally high sulfur content, Seddonville coal became difficult to sell. Mining ceased in the 1990s, and only a small community remains. The main reminders of the area’s mining heritage are the Chasm Creek and Charming Creek walkways, both of which follow abandoned railway lines.

 

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Kings Birthday Weekend Fun!

From: Sat 1st Jun 2024

Family fun at the Westland Industrial Heritage Park in Hokitika! 10am to 3pm for the whole park plus train rides, then 5pm to 8pm Night Time Train Rides, opening Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June. Visiting trains, ...

Where: Westland Industrial Heritage Park, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Heritage Park Road off The Airport Drive, Hokitika, Westland

From: 10:00am on Saturday 1st June 2024
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 2nd June 2024

Paint Pouring for Beginners

From: Sun 21st Apr 2024

Have you ever heard of Paint Pouring? It’s basically creating art by pouring paint onto a canvas. However, it is not that simple! In this class I will show you how to create your own paint pouring medium you add to ...

Where: Pink Possum Quilting, Greymouth, Grey
Address: 511 State Highway 6, Greymouth, Grey

From: 10:00am on Sunday 21st April 2024
To: 12:30pm on Sunday 15th December 2024

Matariki Family Fun Weekend!

From: Fri 28th Jun 2024

Family fun at the Westland Industrial Heritage Park in Hokitika! 10am to 3pm for the whole park plus train rides, then 5pm to 8pm Night Time Train Rides, opening Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June. Visiting trains, ...

Where: Westland Industrial Heritage Park, Hokitika, Westland
Address: Heritage Park Road off The Airport Drive, Hokitika, Westland

From: 10:00am on Friday 28th June 2024
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 29th June 2024

Hollie Smith 'The Bones Tour' II - Westport

Sat 3rd Aug 2024

Hollie Smith Announces Exclusive "The Bones Tour " Solo and Intimate run of shows this Winter. Renowned singer-songwriter Hollie Smith is set to captivate audiences once again with her upcoming solo tour, ‘The ...

Where: NBS Theatre, Westport, Buller
Address: 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

From: 7:30pm on Saturday 3rd August 2024
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 3rd August 2024

Hollie Smith 'The Bones Tour' II - Hokitika

Sun 4th Aug 2024

Hollie Smith Announces Exclusive "The Bones Tour " Solo and Intimate run of shows this Winter. Renowned singer-songwriter Hollie Smith is set to captivate audiences once again with her upcoming solo tour, ‘The ...

Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland

From: 7:30pm on Sunday 4th August 2024
To: 9:00pm on Sunday 4th August 2024

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West Coast Community Expo

Sat 17th Aug 2024

Come and join us for an awesome day of: Healings Clairvoyants Crafts Crystals Clothing Workshops Food Live Music Raffles All proceeds will be donated to The West Coast Cancer Society.

Where: Greymouth High School, Greymouth, Grey
Address: High Street, Greymouth, Grey

From: 10:00am on Saturday 17th August 2024
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 17th August 2024

Balls N Bingo! West Coast

Sat 24th Aug 2024

New year, new vibes, and a fabulous facelift for the Balls N Bingo show! For the past 4 years, Balls N Bingo has been the original leading Drag Queen Bingo in New Zealand, and guess what? The girls are turning up the ...

Where: Reefton Workingmen's Club, Reefton, Buller
Address: 55 Bridge St, Reefton, Buller

From: 7:30pm on Saturday 24th August 2024
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 24th August 2024

Badjelly the Witch Glow Show

Thu 3rd Oct 2024

Badjelly the Witch, the much-loved, utterly loony Spike Milligan classic, is this year’s Glow Show!   Nearly 100,000 Kiwi kids, parents and educators have seen a Glow Show; come and join the fun with the ...

Where: Regent Theatre, Hokitika, Westland
Address: 23 Weld St, Hokitika, Westland

From: 11:00am on Thursday 3rd October 2024
To: 11:55am on Thursday 3rd October 2024

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