Going for gold book by Howard Keene

Hi all,

I’m a newbie to the community and have long been on the search for a book from DOC called ‘Going for Gold’ by Howard Keene. It’s about the decommissioned Wilberforce mine in the Rakaia river region. I live locally and would love to track down a copy of the book (I’m aware of how valuable they are!)

If anyone has a copy they are interested in parting with, or know where I might find one would be very much appreciated!

Kind regards,


I’ve borrowed a copy from the library from time to time. Definitely worth a read with some good detail described.

Awesome thanks for the info!! I’ll have a look and see if I can find it. Thanks!