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Queenstown Lakes/Southland Area


Just wondering, I have been on the NZ Petroleum and Minerals site and noted that the Queenstown Lakes/Southland area is reserved. Does this mean no claims can be processed?


There’s no place left to claim, every river or gold producing creek is claimed, anything left is left for a reason, impossible accessibility agreements from cockys or poor productivity. You may also be looking at the wrong layer of the map there are quite a few different layers of permit. Another thing to note is the Otago council fucking things for any future dredging activity on the river bed.


Hi Gav, I was not aware of any changes to orc council… what is it they have done to stop dredging around otago rivers… cheers Karl


Sorry by Otago I meant Queenstown council, they changed the use of rivers or something so you can’t remove material from bedrock . There’s a big discussion on it on this forum