- Thu 1 Oct 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: E
- General $12
- Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking recommended
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
On the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, lie the ghosts of Waiuta, one of New Zealand’s richest gold towns.
WHISPERS OF GOLD tells Waiuta’s story from its beginnings to current day. Archive film and photographs give a rare glimpse of 1900’s mining town life – the colourful characters, stories, and the gold that kept its heart beating but left a toxic legacy.
Waiuta has now come full circle as a passionate group restore it as an official New Zealand Landmark, while others are looking to once again mine the untold riches below.
NZ | 2020 | 46 min | Dir. Luis Castañón