Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 31 August 2009

Today Afternoons visits Greymouth on the West Coast for the opening of the whitebait season

Schedule (subject to change)

1:45 Paul Caffyn - Kayak Adventurer

2:08 Getting here - by car

2:21 Getting here - by train

2:25 Live music - country singer/songwriter, Katie Thompson

2:45 History - Les Wright, writer, broadcaster and historian

3:08 A Day At the Beech - Louis Brown

"A Day At The Beach" is the name of an Adventure Festival, the first of its kind in New Zealand and the brainchild of two young West Coster's Louis Brown and Guy Ryan.

3:15 Tourism - Shantytown

Shanty Town is a replica of what life was like during the gold mining and timber boom. There's a complete historical township within the native bush. Researcher and development officer Julia Bradshaw talks about how much had Shantytown change over the years

3:20 Brian Harrington - Mining

3:30 D.O.C. Whitebait Rules, Ted Brennan

The whitebait season starts tomorrow on the West Coast.

3:40 Greenstone at Hokitika

3:45 Gold: Shanty Town

3:50 Gold: Grey River Dredge

Alan Birchfield Birchfield Minerals on the massive Grey River Dredge.