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Hokitika was first settled in 1860, after the discovery of gold on the west coast. It was an important river port, but many ships came to grief on the notorious Hokitika Bar' a sandbar that shifts with every tide.

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Historic Hokitika is a place to appreciate the fascinating history of the west coast. Hear about the ship wrecks, gold miners and pounamu hunters.

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