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Rain washes gold dredge down Otago river

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/01/2017

The 600kg dredge thatw as washed down the river © NZ Police The 600kg dredge thatw as washed down the river A large gold dredge has been washed down an Otago river and police have warned river users in the area to take care.

The 600kg dredge was washed down the Nevis River after heavy rain.

The dredge was one kilometre from the bridge at the bottom of the dell in the Nevis, which is a tributary of the Kawarau River.

Police say two cargo boxes with diving and camping equipment might also have been washed away.

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