Waimakariri District

Waimakariri District

The Waimakariri District is a political district of New Zealand, located in the South Island, on the eastern coast of north Canterbury, New Zealand. It is north of Christchurch and the Waimakariri River and is a part of the greater Canterbury Region. The name is Māori for cold river.

The district was established in 1989 and consists of 2,218.72 square kilometres. Its 2006 population was 42,834, up 16.08% from 2001 and up 32.42% from 1996. The primary towns are Kaiapoi and Rangiora, as well as Woodend and Oxford.Other small townships in the Waimakariri district include Swannanoa, Cust, Ohoka, Waikuku, Sefton and Loburn. A new town, Pegasus, is being developed.

(Data source: Waimakariri District Council and Statistics New Zealand)

External links

* [http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/ Waimakariri District Council]
* [http://www.waimakariri.co.nz/ Waimakariri Tourist Information]

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