Dredge back operating

The Cold Gold dredge  last year. Photo by Sarah Marquet.
The Cold Gold dredge last year. Photo by Sarah Marquet.
The Cold Gold Clutha dredge pulled off the Clutha River near Roxburgh almost a year ago is once again on the hunt for gold.

Company co-director and dredge project manager Peter Hall yesterday confirmed the company was back in business, though a few issues still needed to be sorted out.

The 24m suction dredge was launched just below the Roxburgh dam in February last year but experienced many teething problems. It

was taken off the water in October and six staff made redundant.

Mr Hall said yesterday some staff had been re-employed and the company had hired new people.

He said the dredge had been back on the river for about a month and could have been back sooner, but the water level was too high due to snow melt.

The dredge is operating near Millers Flat.

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