AGM now 20th July, Arrowtown 2013.

The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust will be having it’s Annual General Meeting on the 20th July  in Arrowtown. 10am At the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade rooms2 Hertford Street. Important – we will be looking to change our constitution, clause 24, that stipulates we must hold the AGM within 3 months of the end of the…

A Great weekend in South Otago!

Many thanks to Bill Cowan and the Tuapeka Mouth community who came together to host a field trip of 27 Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Members. The day started with a wonderful morning tea in the hall thanks to Elma Thompson and the local ladies, and a great display of local history very nicely presented around the walls….

Chatto Creek Dredge in a new (final) resting place

And the signage is up! Thanks to Rex Johnson for researching the text for the signage and helping to erect along with Mike Floate, Ken Laraman and Terry Davis. The last parts of the old Chatto Creek Dredge were ‘delivered’ to the Chatto Creek Hotel thanks to the great efforts of Central Excavation and Johnny…

Tuapeka Mouth and Port Molyneux Field Weekend 27th April 2013

Our first official field weekend of the year will be on the 27th April to Tuapeka Mouth! For the Heritage connoisseurs  among you or even just for those looking for a fun weekend away with a group of enthusiasts… Tuapeka Mouth has some fascinating relics and wonderful stories – registration forms will be sent out…

Fiordland exploration a “Trip of a lifetime”.

By all accounts the Real Journeys Fiordland Discovery Cruise was a fantastic week that our members will treasure for the rest of their days! A variety of weather ensured Fiordland was appreciated in all her wonderous ‘moods’. Lots of talk about how great the Real Journey’s Staff were and the amazing quality of the food!…

The shifting of the Gold Light Dredge bucket ladder.

Friday the 13th July 2012, unlucky for some perhaps but a wonderful day for Otago Goldfields Heritage as an old relic gets new prominence. Initiated originally by Lloyd Carpenter and after some great team work between the Central Lakes Trust, Fulton Hogan, the Department of Conservation and ourselves, the ‘Gold Light’ Dredge bucket ladder was…

Come in Time Battery signage completed!

It’s only taken 6 years (don’t ask), but finally the Come in Time Battery located at the Bendigo end of Thomson Gorge road has its interpretation panels in place. Posts and panels were errected by DOC staff in conjuntion with Mike Floate and Bruce McMillan from our trust who’ve had much input into these signs…

2012 AGM and Fieldweekend

Click here for the minutes. Here for the presidents report. The OGHT had its AGM in their Cromwell office (the historic old Methodist Church) on Saturday the 23rd with 40 members in attendance. The meeting proceeded in orderly fashion with an overwhelmingly positive ‘vibe’ from the attendee’s. We have been busy in the last 12…

OGHT AGM 10am, Cromwell, 23rd June. 2012

Saturday 23rd June Itinerary below.  Agenda click here.   Registration form Click here.   Presidents report click here.   Accounts click here.   Minutes from 2011 AGM.   Nomination forms. 10am Morning Tea at The Old Church – Tea, coffee and scones 10.30am AGM Start 12pm Lunch (Soup and savouries thanks to the Cromwell Girl…