Sitting on a gold mine in Puhipuhi

Cows on Evan Smeath's farm. Evan is a farmer on what is known as the Hikerenui swamp, is one of the people in the area who fears what may happen to the local waterways if gold is mined in Puhipuhi Mountain, Hukereuni. 26 July 2012 New Zealand Herald Photograph Steven McNicholl