After some modest gold finds near Te Puke, a warden for the ‘Tauranga goldfields’ was appointed on the first day of 1897. But a geological report a year later noted that while the reefs might interest a student of geology, they held little attraction for a miner.
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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Gazette 11, 28 January 1897
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