Patrick Phelps

Minerals West Coast

Brought up on an alluvial gold mine on the West Coast, Patrick Phelps now works as manager for advocacy group, Minerals West Coast. Alongside work as a radio reporter and in marketing and communications, Patrick has also worked on dairy farms, in freezing works, as a tour guide in South Westland, and in pest control on Great Barrier Island.

Prior to taking up his role in mining advocacy Patrick spent two years studying Mandarin in Nanjing, China. He’s enjoying life back on the Coast, and has started taking fresh air for granted again already.