Locals Day - Eleven-year-old digs up gold nugget
19 November 2012
Gillings couldn’t believe her luck as she dug up the one
and only gold nugget from the beach beside the Shotover
River, Queenstown, on Saturday (November
17). Valued at $2300, Andie had staked her claim as
Queenstown’s latest gold digger.
The gold dig was part
of Shotover Jet’s Locals Day, celebrating 150 years since
gold was discovered on the Shotover River. Locals were
treated to discounted trips on the world’s most exciting
jet boat ride, all proceeds going to Wakatipu High
School’s E-xcellerate project.
Andie was one of just
under a hundred children who took part in a treasure hunt on
the Friday. Names were then drawn from correct entries and
just 40 children were given the chance to take part in the
Shotover Jet Marketing Manager Nigel Kerr said the
day was an “overwhelming” success.
lining up at 7am ready for their jet boat ride,” he said.
“With such a huge line-up we can expect a generous
donation to Wakatipu High.
“There were so many happy
faces, but especially our gold digging winner Andie.”
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