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Encyclopedia > Alexandra, New Zealand
Alexandra
Urban Area Population 5,920 (2006)
Territorial
Authority
Name Central Otago District Council
Population 16,950 (2006 est.)
Extent

Includes the towns of Alexandra
Clyde, Cromwell, Roxburgh,
and Ranfurly Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ... Alexandra is the feminine version of the given name Alexander. ... Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand. ... Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. ... Roxburgh is a small New Zealand town on the banks of the Clutha River, 40 km south of Alexandra in the South Island. ... Ranfurly is the largest settlement in the Maniototo district of Otago, New Zealand. ...

Regional
Council
Name Otago

Alexandra is a town in the Central Otago district of the Otago region of New Zealand. It is located on the banks of the Clutha River (at the confluence of the Manuherikia River), on State Highway 8, 188 km by road from Dunedin and 33 km south of Cromwell. Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... Image File history File links NZ-Alexandra. ... Image File history File links NZ-Alexandra. ... The area known as Central Otago in Otago, New Zealand, includes the middle of the region but generally also most of the north-western portion (the Queenstown-Lakes District). ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... The Clutha River system The Clutha River is the second longest river in New Zealand and flows south-southeast for 340 kilometres through Central and South Otago to the Pacific Ocean, 75 kilometres south west of Dunedin. ... The Manuherikia River is located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. ... The New Zealand State Highway Shield. ... Dunedin (Ōtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ... Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. ...


The district is one of the farthest from a coastline in New Zealand and one of the few to experience a continental climate with severe winters and hot, dry summers.


At the time of the 2001 census, the permanent population was 4,407, a drop of 210 since 1996, and 23.5 per cent of the population (higher than the national average) was aged over 65. The New Zealand government Department Statistics New Zealand conducts a census of population and dwellings every five years. ...


The town was founded during the Central Otago goldrush in the 1860s, and was named after Alexandra of Denmark. It was known to miners of the day by several names: the "Lower Township", the "Junction Township", and "Manuherikia". (The "Upper Township" was Dunstan, now Clyde.) The Central Otago Goldrush (often simply called the Otago goldrush) occurred during the 1860s in Otago, New Zealand. ... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... Princess Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom and thus Empress of India during her husbands reign. ... Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand. ...


Alexandra is the service centre for a significant stone-fruit industry, which is celebrated by a blossom festival in the town each spring. Grape production is another major industry in the Central Otago Wine Region. A common vineyard. ... At latitude 45º south, the Central Otago Wine Region is the most southerly wine producing region in the world. ...


Many orchards were destroyed in the 1980s as a result of construction, 10 km upriver, of the Clyde High Dam, which serves the country's largest hydroelectric power station. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Clyde Dam The Clyde Dam is New Zealands largest hydroelectric dam and was built along the Clutha River, near the town of Clyde. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... Oil power plant in Iraq A power station (also referred to as generating station or power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ...


The town is a popular holiday destination - during the holiday season the Otago Volts cricket team play many of their fixtures at Alexandra's Molyneux Park rather than at their home base, Dunedin's Carisbrook ground. Because of competing venues, this may not last much longer. This does not cite its references or sources. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... Dunedin (ÅŒtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ... Carisbrook is a major sporting venue in Dunedin, New Zealand. ...


Alexandra is perhaps best known for its annual event, the Alexandra Blossom Festival. The Alexandra Blossom Festival celebrates the advent of Spring in the Central Otago District as evidenced by the blooming of the fruit trees. In 2006 Alexandra celebrated its 50th Blossom Festival, which was held from 15 September to 1 October. This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Contents

Radio Stations

Independently owned is Blue Skies FM established in 2001 as a radio station to serve the local community. Features include easy listening music from the past five decades, local news, a top rated magazine /news programme "Central Today" as well as a specialist country show on Sundays. the station is fiercely parochial to its community and is the number one listeners choice.[citation needed]


Schools

Alexandra has three Primary schools (Alexandra Primary School, Terrace Primary, and St Gerads). There is also one High School (Dunstan High School). Dunstan High School is a secondary school located in Alexandra, in the Central Otago district in the South Island of New Zealand. ...


See also

List of towns in New Zealand This is a list of towns in New Zealand. ...


References

  • Reed, A. W. (2002). The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names. Auckland: Reed Books. ISBN 0-7900-0761-4. 

External links


Clutha River edit
Source: Southern Alps
Flows into: Pacific Ocean
Administrative areas: Otago Region | Queenstown Lakes District | Central Otago District | Clutha District

Towns and settlements (upstream to downstream):
Wanaka | Albert Town | Luggate | Lowburn | Cromwell | Clyde | Alexandra | Roxburgh Hydro
Roxburgh | Teviot | Ettrick | Millers Flat | Beaumont | Tuapeka Mouth | Clydevale | Balclutha
The Clutha River system The Clutha River is the second longest river in New Zealand and flows south-southeast for 340 kilometres through Central and South Otago to the Pacific Ocean, 75 kilometres south west of Dunedin. ... The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealands South Island. ... The area known as Central Otago in Otago, New Zealand, includes the middle of the region but generally also most of the north-western portion (the Queenstown-Lakes District). ... South Otago (pop. ... Wanaka is a town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Albert Town is located to the east of Wanaka in New Zealand. ... Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. ... Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand. ... Roxburgh is a small New Zealand town on the banks of the Clutha River, 40 km south of Alexandra in the South Island. ... Ettrick is a small town in inland Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Millers Flat is a small town (population about 200) in inland Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Beaumont is a small town in inland Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Looking across the Clutha towards the town centre. ...


Major tributaries (upstream to downstream by confluence):
Makarora River | Matukituki River | Cardrona River | Hawea River | Lindis River | Kawarau River
Manuherikia River | Teviot River | Tuapeka River | Pomahaka River | Waitahuna River
Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... The Makarora River is in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Matukituki River is found in the Southern Alps of New Zealands South Island. ... The Cardrona River is found in Otago in the New Zealand. ... The Lindis River is found in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. ... New Zealands major tidal lake, Lake Wakatipu, in northwestern Otago, drains to the Kawarau River, which flows generally eastwards for about 60 km until it reaches Lake Dunstan near Cromwell. ... The Manuherikia River is located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Tuapeka River is located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Pomahaka River is located in South Otago in New Zealands South Island. ...


Lakes in catchment (upstream to downstream by location or tributary):
Lake Wanaka | Lake Hawea | Lake Dunstan | Lake Wakatipu | Lake Roxburgh | Lake Tuakitoto
View of the southern end of Lake Wanaka, looking southeast. ... Lake Hawea is located in the Otago region of New Zealand, at an altitude of 320 metres. ... Lake Dunstan is located in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Northern end Near Walter Peak Lake Wakatipu Lake Wakatipu Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake on the South Island of New Zealand. ... Lake Roxburgh is an artificial lake, created by the Roxburgh Dam, the earliest of the large hyroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand. ... Lake Tuakitoto is a small lake in South Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. ...


Islands in catchment (upstream to downstream by location or tributary):
Harwich Island | Pigeon Island | Pig Island | Inch Clutha
Inch Clutha is a large, flat island sitting in the delta of the Clutha River in the South Island of New Zealand, downstream from the town of Balclutha. ...


Structures (upstream to downstream):
Old Cromwell Bridge | Clyde Dam | Roxburgh Dam | Balclutha Road Bridge The Clyde Dam The Clyde Dam is New Zealands largest hydroelectric dam and was built along the Clutha River, near the town of Clyde. ... The Roxburgh Dam is the earliest of the large hydroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand. ...

Longest New Zealand rivers: 1. Waikato 2. Clutha 3. Whanganui 4. Taieri 5. Rangitikei
6. Mataura 7. Waiau (Southland) 8. Clarence 9. Waitaki 10. Oreti

Coordinates: 45°14′57″S, 169°22′47″E The following is a list of the longest rivers in New Zealand, and also of some other prominent rivers, ordered by length. ... The Waikato River system The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. ... The Whanganui River is a major river in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Taieri River is the fourth longest river in New Zealand, and is located in Otago in the countrys South Island. ... The Rangitikei River is one of New Zealands longest rivers. ... The Mataura River is in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Waiau River system Looking out on the Waiau River Waiau River is the name of three rivers in New Zealand. ... At least three rivers called the Clarence River: Australia The Clarence River flows through Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Waitaki River is a large river in the South Island of New Zealand, some 110 km long. ... The Oreti (or New) River is one of the main rivers of Southland, New Zealand, and is 170 kilometres in length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Alexandra, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (316 words)
Alexandra is a town in the Central Otago district of New Zealand's South Island.
The district is one of the farthest from a coastline in New Zealand and one of the few to experience a continental climate with severe winters and hot, dry summers.
Alexandra is the service centre for a significant stone-fruit industry, which is celebrated by a blossom festival in the town each spring.
Central Otago New Zealand - Alexandra (1402 words)
Alexandra was called Lower Dunstan, Junction and Manuherikia before 1863, when they finally adopted the name of the new Princess of Wales.
Today Alexandra is a thriving service centre, with a population of over 4 500, catering to the needs of a prosperous orchard and sheep farming district.
In the heart of Central Otago with a population of around 4 500, Alexandra is 190 km from Dunedin, 93 km from Queenstown, 88 km from Wanaka and 30 km south-east of Cromwell.
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