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Encyclopedia > Canterbury, New Zealand
Environment Canterbury
Canterbury Regional Council
Country: New Zealand
Regional Council
Name: Environment Canterbury
Chair: Sir Kerry Burke
Population: 533,200
June 2006 estimate [1]
Land Area: 44,638km²
Website: http://www.ecan.govt.nz
Cities and Towns
Cities: Christchurch
Towns: Kaikoura, Ashburton, Leeston, Rolleston, Timaru, Fairlie, Temuka, Methven
Constituent Territorial Authorities
Names: Christchurch
Hurunui District
Kaikoura District
Ashburton District
Timaru District
Mackenzie District
Selwyn District
Waimate District
Waimakariri District
Waitaki District
Websites: http://www.ccc.govt.nz
http://www.hurunuidc.govt.nz
http://www.kaikoura.govt.nz
http://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz
http://www.timaru.govt.nz
http://www.mackenzie.govt.nz
http://www.selwyn.govt.nz
http://www.waimatedc.govt.nz
http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz
http://www.waitaki.govt.nz

The New Zealand region of Canterbury is mainly composed of the Canterbury Plains and the surrounding mountains. Its main city, Christchurch, is the seat of the Canterbury Regional Council (trading as Environment Canterbury) and host to the University of Canterbury. This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Thomas Kerry Burke (born March 24, 1942) served as Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1987 to 1990. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... The Hurunui District is a political district on the east coast of New Zealands South Island, north of Christchurch, New Zealand. ... A view of the bay in Kaikoura showing the mountains. ... Ashburton is a town in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Timaru is a major port city in south Canterbury, New Zealand, located 160 kilometres south of Christchurch and about 200 kilometres north of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. ... MacKenzie District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. ... The Selwyn district is a predominantly rural area in central Canterbury, on the east coast of New Zealands South Island. ... Panorama of the view from the white horse overlooking Waimate township Waimate is a town and district in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Waimakariri District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. ... The Waitaki district straddles the border of the Canterbury and Otago regions of New Zealand, the traditional border of which is the Waitaki River. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Location of the Canterbury Plains The Canterbury Plains is an area bounded by the foothills of the Southern Alps and the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Christchurch is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... This page is about the New Zealand University. ...

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Geography

Canterbury is New Zealand's largest region, with an approximate area of 42,200 km². The region is bounded in the north by the Conway River and to the west by the Southern Alps. The southern boundary is the Waitaki River. The Conway River is part of the traditional boundary between the Canterbury and Marlborough regions in the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Waitaki River is a large river in the South Island of New Zealand, some 110 km long. ...


The area is commonly divided into North Canterbury (north of the Rakaia River), Mid Canterbury (from the Rakaia River to the Rangitata River), South Canterbury (south of the Rangitata River) and Christchurch (Christchurch City). For many purposes South Canterbury is considered a separate region, centred on the city of Timaru. The Rakaia River is one of the principal rivers of the Canterbury Plains in New Zealands South Island. ... The Rangitata River is one of the braided rivers that helped form the Canterbury Plains in southern New Zealand. ... Timaru is a major port city in south Canterbury, New Zealand, located 160 kilometres south of Christchurch and about 200 kilometres north of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. ...


When the current local government structure was introduced in 1989, Kaikoura District was part of the Nelson-Marlborough Region. That region was later abolished and replaced with 3 unitary authorities. Kaikoura was too small to function as an independent unitary authority and was moved under the jurisdiction of the Canterbury Regional Council. However Kaikoura remains part of Marlborough in the minds of many people. A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ...


History

// Probably no more than 500 Māori were living in Canterbury when European settlement began in the 1840s. ...

Colonisation

In 1848 Edward Gibbon Wakefield and John Robert Godley established the Canterbury Association to plan a Church of England colony in New Zealand's South Island. The colony was to be based upon theories developed by Wakefield while in prison for eloping with a woman not-of-age. Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Edward Gibbon Wakefield Edward Gibbon Wakefield (20 March 1796 – May 16, 1862) was the driving force behind much of the early colonization of South Australia, and later New Zealand. ... John Robert Godley was born on May 29, 1814 in Dublin, Ireland. ... Plaque commemorating the first meeting of the Canterbury Association The Canterbury Association was formed in order to establish a colony in what is now the Canterbury Region in the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...


Following 1850 the province developed, during this era the architect Benjamin Mountfort, as the first Provincial architect, designed many civic and ecclesiastical buildings in the Gothic Revival style. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Benjamin Mountfort around 1875. ... Civic can refer to multiple things: Civics, the science of comparative government Honda Civic, a small car produced by the Honda Motor Co. ... This article is about the Christian buildings of worship. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ...


Canterbury Province

See also: Provinces of New Zealand

The Canterbury Province was formed in 1853 following the passage of the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 from the part of New Munster and covered both the east and west coasts of the South Island of New Zealand. The Province was abolished, along with other provinces of New Zealand, in 1876. (For the current top-level subdivision of New Zealand, see Regions of New Zealand) Provinces in New Zealand were used from 1841 until the Abolition of the Provinces Act came into force on November 1, 1876. ... (For the current top-level subdivision of Canterbury in New Zealand, see Canterbury, New Zealand) The Canterbury Province was a province of New Zealand from 1853 until the abolition of provincial government in 1876. ... The New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 was the first enactment to grant the colony of New Zealand self-government. ... New Munster was originally the name of South Island New Zealand, it was given the name by an Irishman Captain William Hobson in honour of Munster in Ireland. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ...


Wine regions of Canterbury

Canterbury has two major areas of viticulture. These are Waipara and the area around Christchurch, typically labelled merely Canterbury. Recently there have been vintages from plantings from Kurow further to the south. wine grapes Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) refers to the cultivation of grapes, often for use in the production of wine. ...


White wine has typically predominated in Canterbury from Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and to a lesser extent Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Pinot Noir has had some success in the province particularly in Waipara. ...


Very recently wine has been produced in Kurow.


Terminology

People in New Zealand commonly refer to people from the Canterbury region as Cantabrians, a term also used for people from Cantabria (Spain), although in most contexts this is unlikely to produce confusion. People from the city of Canterbury in England refer to themselves as Cantuarians. Anthem: Himno de Cantabria Capital Santander Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 15th  5,321 km²  1. ...


Sources

  • rulers.org
  • An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, 1966
  • Christchurch City Council
Flag of New Zealand

Regions of New Zealand Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ...

North Island:

Northland | Auckland | Waikato | Bay of Plenty | Gisborne¹ | Hawke's Bay | Taranaki | Manawatu-Wanganui | Wellington North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... The Northland Region, one of the 16 regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ... The Auckland Region is one of the 16 Regions of New Zealand, named for Auckland City, the large city at its heart. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region in the North Island of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... For other uses of Gisborne see Gisborne (disambiguation). ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... View of Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont from Stratford, facing west. ... Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, around the city of Palmerston North and the central city of Wanganui. ... The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. ...

South Island:

Tasman¹ | Marlborough¹ | Nelson¹ | West Coast | Canterbury | Otago | Southland The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ...   Categories: Nelson, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | New Zealand geography stubs ... Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. ... A view of Nelson from the Centre of New Zealand Nelson stands on the southern corner of Tasman Bay, at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand and is the administrative centre of the Nelson region. ... The West Coast is one of the administrative regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island, and is one of the more remote and most sparsely populated areas of the country. ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... Southland is the name of New Zealands southernmost region and is also the name of a district within that region. ...

¹ Unitary authorities

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Encyclopedia: Canterbury, New Zealand (221 words)
The New Zealand region of Canterbury mostly comprises the Canterbury Plains.
Christchurch is the main city, which is also the seat of the Canterbury Regional Council (trading as Environment Canterbury) and the Christchurch City Council.
New Zealand air authorities have stated that the Methven region on the Central Canterbury Plains is the finest place in New Zealand for Hot Air Ballooning.
Canterbury, New Zealand - definition of Canterbury, New Zealand in Encyclopedia (199 words)
Canterbury is New Zealand's largest region, with an approximate area of 42,200 km
The southern boundary is the Waitaki River, although for many purposes South Canterbury is considered a separate region, centred on the city of Timaru.
In 1848 Edward Gibbon Wakefield and John Robert Godley established the Canterbury Association to plan a Church of England colony in New Zealand's South Island.
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