This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ.
View the Heart of coal video
(4 minute clip on YouTube)
Visit the dramatic location of the West Coast's leading coal mine. At Denniston Coalmining Historic Area, wonderful interpretation panels present historic stories and research about the area.
Discover the history behind New Zealand's coal mining industry by visiting DOC-managed historic sites like Benneydale Coal Mine in Waikato and Brunner Mine on the West Coast.