State Highway 7 passing through Ikamatua
|Territorial authority||Buller District|
|Time zone||New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13)|
In 1946, 4 km north of Ikamatua, the floating Grey River gold dredge dug its way across State Highway 7, and the main Greymouth to Westport railway link, to move into its new mining area in the Blackwater Valley. This was the first and only time that such an event has occurred in New Zealand.
- "Ikamatua". Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- Latham, Darrell. The Golden Reefs. p. 417.
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