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Charleston is said to be the only place in the world where gold was extracted from elevated, ancient sea-bed. Coast gold is like powder, and extracting it from it's paydirt took super-human effort and a lot of equipment. At Mitchell's Gully Historic Gold Mine, Sage Forest finds its fourth generation owner, Val Currie, is a mine of information for visitors. (10′21″)
The Beat Street Cafe is the latest to adopt the now global trend of "suspended coffees" - when your daily fix comes courtesy of someone you've never met. Katy Gosset found a cup of coffee can go a surprisingly long way towards keeping a community together. (11′23″)
A wooden cabin destined for Captain Scott's expedition was sent home and used by his wife and others involved with his party while they awaited the explorer's return. Katy Gosset found that after the earthquakes the cliff top site was deemed unsafe and the historic hut will now be restored and given a new home. (11′27″)
Katy Gosset meets props maker extraordinaire Anneke Bester, who has turned her hand to everything from theatre sets to the artefacts of the Hobbit movies. (11′13″)
Twenty years ago two residents on the West Coast's Denniston Plateau initiated the restoration of an old schoolhouse to create a museum. This not only gave the many visitors to the hill a place to land, it became an important centre for the people who had been part of the once-thriving coal mining community around - known as the 8th Wonder of the World - the Denniston Incline. (11′42″)
In Lyttelton locals have been giving their town a post-quake makeover - starting with the Civic Square. The port town is always lively on a Saturday morning when visitors throng the farmers market. But Katy Gosset wondered what happens when the market stalls come down and how locals are managing to fill all their vacant lots. (11′18″)
Deborah Nation takes us back to the 1970s in Christchurch when one of the city's strongest riverside communities was created - the Avon Loop. (10′48″)
Christchurch is home to many diverse ethnic groups whose voices have sometimes gone unheard in the aftermath of the earthquakes and the city's rebuild plans. Katy Gosset visits a gathering in Christchurch's battered eastern suburbs to hear their thoughts on post-quake life and the future of their adopted home. (11′23″)
Hobby gold-prospecting has been on the rise since the beginning of the latest recession, but there are only a few places not covered by the Crown Minerals Act 1991. No permit could mean prosecution and confiscation of equipment. Sage gets in a river with a man called 'Bro' hunting the 'colour' (gold), meets a French gold-panning champion about to set up a gold school in Greymouth and visits a shop selling supplies. (11′11″)
Christchurch prepares for a challenging anniversary - two years on from the devastating earthquake that killed 185 people. Our correspondent there, Katy Gosset, hears the stories of local baristas who were in the CBD that day. (11′42″)
A cycle renaissance is on the road as two wheelers begin to reclaim the quake-damaged streets of Christchurch. (11′28″)
Most of us try to make New Year's resolutions at some time or another, what's not so easy is to stick to them. Residents of Christchurch have reason to hope for positive changes this year, Katy Gosset, took to the streets to find out what they want. (11′01″)
Katy Gosset visits New Brighton, a suburb that's been a little down on its luck after the quakes. But its local ukelele jam is still pulling in punters from all over town. Katy Gosset dropped in on the Friday night gig that keeps the community humming. (11′15″)
Sage Forest at a rites-of-passage event for girls on the journey to womanhood, in Golden Bay. (12′42″)
About a decade ago Sarah Adams, granddaughter of the South Island baker, Ernest Adams, revived part of the family business - Queen Anne Chocolates. (11′23″)
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is home to a small population of the long-tailed bat, where once there may have been thousands. Sage Forest joins members of the Nelson-Tasman Kiwi Conservation Club, the junior branch of Forest & Bird, at the reserve to learn about the bats and, hopefully, see one. (11′30″)
Heritage advocates say its not too late to save some of Christchurch's most significant buildings. A special fund dedicated to restoring quake damaged buildings has already given out several million dollars to heritage projects. And the fund has now mounted a photographic exhibition to show what's been achieved. Our Christchurch Correspondent, Katy Gosset, took a look. (11′22″)
It had been a generation since kiwi were sighted in the Cobb Valley, on the Golden Bay side of Kahurangi National Park. But thanks to a volunteer trapping and monitoring programme, they're back. (11′49″)
Katy Gosset with a snapshot of the Christchurch city's well-being. Health professionals expected that this year might be a tough one for Cantabrians grappling with the aftermath of the region's quakes. So they've come up with an interactive game that's keeping locals focused on the important things of life. (11′18″)
Sage Forest ventures into the world of Raw Milk Supply in Golden Bay (11′05″)
Tales of life in Te Waipounamu.
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