As of December 2011, this mill wheel has been dissembled and taken off-site for restoration.
The wheel pit has (at January 10th 2012) yet to be excavated to reveal to what extent that part of the wheel rim and spokes (possibly 1/5 of the circumference?)has deteriorated after being buried in the rubble filling the pit for a few decades.
The plans for the restoration of the wheel may be understood by the Trust undertaking the work, but they have not really been made public and there is apparently debate about the extent to which the wheel and site can be "touristified" whilst still satisfying The Historic Places Trust.
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Photo taken in Weston, Oamaru, New Zealand
Misplaced? Suggest new location