Oh yes gold.
During December and January me and my cobbers went touring the gold fields of the South Island. We travelled the roads and found the fossicking spots where it is legal to pan for gold. No dredging or mechanical equipment and limited length sluice box and LOTS of sandflies, as in people with complete beekeepers outfits on the keep the sandflies out of their eyes. I felt very sorry for all those people that came to the west coast or southland to look for gold in the gold rush times.