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.