Gold mine


A gold mine drive is located on the Ohariu ridgeline, which forms part of the outer town belt. The land is privately owned and farmed.

The Glenside Progressive Association Inc. has asked Wellington City Council to incorporate the goldmine in any future walkway along the Ohariu ridgeline.

In his book Terawhiti and the Goldfields, 1986, James Brodie surmises that this mine was one of several in the locality linked to the Tawa Flat Luck’s All Gold Mining Company.

There are many residents and former residents of Glenside who are familiar with a number of old gold mines in the locality. Most have been destroyed by the Churton Park development, which suggests this mine may be the last remaining one in the Glenside/Churton Park locality.