Westport has been my home, and a large portion of my life has been spent in the mountains between Greymouth and Karamea.

Mineral exploration, tramping and caving are outdoor activities I have enjoyed in this area, and the great variety of rock types, landforms and ecology make the northern West Coast a special place for me to live in.

Caption: Stuart Henley is an exploration geologist, based in Westport. He has worked in all the coalfields on the West Coast. He is shown here examining drill core from the Buller coalfield.