Link to West Coast mining past
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 1:37 pm
Press Release: Historic Places Trust
22 November 2012
West Coast mining past in line for heritage
The former Miners’ Hall in
Runanga on the South Island’s West Coast is being proposed
for Category 1 registration by the New Zealand Historic
Places Trust (NZHPT).
A miners’ hall has stood in
Runanga since shortly after the town was established as a
state coal mining town in the first decade of the 20th
century, although the original 1908 hall had to be rebuilt
when it was destroyed by fire in 1937.