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”...Ward beach is a short drive from Ward itself.  The beach is signposted on State Highway 1 and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to reach from the turn off.  It is a popular place to collect a jaspers, flints, silicified mudstone and magpie agates (Fractured flint recemented with agate).  This spot makes for a pleasant stop off  when Travelling through the region...”

personal report from Scott Hardwick, Christchurch, NZ