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The area known as Central Otago in Otago is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the southeast of the South Island. It comprises approximately 32,000 km² making it the second-largest region in New Zealand. As of the census of 2001 the region had a population of 181,542. The name... Otago, For alternative meanings, see New Zealand (disambiguation). New Zealand is a country formed of two major islands and a number of Pacific Ocean. A common Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, popularly translated as Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand also maintains responsibility for the... New Zealand, includes the middle of the region but generally also most of the north-western portion (the The view from the Skyline Gondola, looking south across Queenstown Bay. The water between the two peninsulas is the Frankton Arm, leading to the lakes outlet to the Kawarau river (off left) Queenstown, New Zealand is a resort town in Otago, in the south-west of New Zealands... Queenstown-Lakes District). This area is dominated by mountain ranges and the upper reaches of the Geography 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 ultimate source of the river is at the end of the Makarora River, close to... Clutha River and tributaries. The wide flat plateau of the The Maniototo Plain, usually simply known as The Maniototo, is an elevated inland region in Otago, New Zealand. The region roughly surrounds the upper reaches of the Taieri River (this area known as the Strath-Taieri) and the Manuherikia River, and is bounded by the Kakanui Range to the north... Maniototo which lies between the upper reaches of the The Taieri River is the fourth longest river in New Zealand, and is located in Otago in the countrys South Island. Rising in the Lammerlaw ranges, it initially flows north, then east around the Rock and Pillar range before turning southeast, reaching the sea 30 km south of Dunedin... Taieri River and the Clutha's northern tributary the The Manuherikia River is located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. It rises in the far north of the Maniototo, flowing southwest for 85 kilometres before its confluence with the Clutha River at Alexandra. During the 1860s the Manuherikia was one of the centres of the Central... Manuherikia is also usually considered part of Central Otago.


Characterised by cold winters and hot, dry summers, the area is only lightly populated, although there has recently been considerable development around the tourist towns of The view from the Skyline Gondola, looking south across Queenstown Bay. The water between the two peninsulas is the Frankton Arm, leading to the lakes outlet to the Kawarau river (off left) Queenstown, New Zealand is a resort town in Otago, in the south-west of New Zealands... Queenstown and Wanaka. First significant European occupation came with the discovery of General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2.5 Appearance Metallic yellow Atomic properties Atomic weight 196.96655 amu Atomic radius (calc.) 135 (174) pm Covalent radius 144 pm van der Waals radius 166... gold at Gabriel's Gully near Lawrence is a small town of some 500 inhabitants in Otago, in New Zealands South Island. It is located on the main route from Dunedin to the inland towns of Queenstown and Alexandra, 35 kilometres to the northwest of Milton, and close to the Tuapeka River, a tributary of... Lawrence in 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. Events January January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by Wilhelm I January 3 - American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States January 9 - Mississippi... 1861, which led to the The Central Otago Goldrush (often simply called the Otago goldrush) occurred during the 1860s in Otago, New Zealand. Gabriel Read, an Australian prospector who had hunted gold in both California and Victoria, Australia, discovered gold in a creek bed at Gabriels Gully, close to the banks of the Tuapeka... Central Otago goldrush. Other towns and villages include Albert Town is located to the east of Wanaka in New Zealand. Until recently only a farming settlement, the population boom in this area has led to much new development. The confluence of the Clutha and Cardrona Rivers is located here. Albert Town was formerly called Newcastle. Categories: New Zealand... Albert Town, Alexandra is a town in the Central Otago district of New Zealands South Island. 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. Alexandra from... Alexandra, Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the banks of the Arrow River approximately 5km from State Highway 6. There is also road access directly to Queenstown via the Shotover Gorge and a third route... Arrowtown, Bannockburn, Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand. It is located on the Clutha River, 20 kilometres south of Cromwell. Clyde grew up around the former settlement of The dunstan during the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s. More recently the town has become associated with the giant... Clyde, Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. It is situated between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south. The... Cromwell, Hawea is the name of a small settlement at the southern end of Lake Hawea, in New Zealands South Island. It is located 18 kilometres to the northeast of Wanaka. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Otago | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... Hawea, Millers Flat, Named after a village in Northamptonshire, England, Naseby is a small town, formerly a borough, in the Maniototo area of Central Otago, New Zealand. An important township during the gold rush of the 1860s, much of the town has been preserved from this time and has something of the air... Naseby, Oturehua, Ranfurly is the largest settlement in the Maniototo district of Otago, New Zealand. Located 110 kilometres north of Dunedin, it lies in dry rough country close to a small tributary of the Taieri River. It is a service town for the local farming community. During the Central Otago goldrush of... Ranfurly, Roxburgh is a small New Zealand town on the banks of the Clutha River, 40 km south of Alexandra in the South Island. It is on the main highway linking Central Otago (in which it lies) with the city of Dunedin, 155 km to the east. An important centre during... Roxburgh, The former gold and coal mining town of St.Bathans lies deep in the hear of the Maniototo in New Zealands Otago region. Though the minerals are long gone, the town lives on as a tranquil holiday retreat, and the preservation of many of its historic buildings amke the... St. Bathans, and Wedderburn.


Since the Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. In the sense of the Common Era... 19th century, most of the area's economic activity has centred on sheep, The peach is a typical drupe (stone fruit) In botany, a drupe is a type of fruit in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp or skin and mesocarp or flesh) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. These fruits develop from a single... stone fruit, and tourism. In recent years, Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. Defined strictly, a deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. A number of broadly similar animals, from related families within the order Artiodactyla, are often also called deer. Depending on the species, male deer are called stags, harts, bucks or bulls... deer farms and A vineyard A vineyard is a place where grapes are grown for making wine, raisins, or table grapes. Vineyards are often on hillsides and on soil that would be marginal for other plantings. Some of the best wines come from extremely stony soil on quite steep hills, conditions which would... vineyards have increased the region's economic diversification. Recently the cool climate varieties Riesling is a white grape variety and varietal appellation of wines grown historically in Alsace (France), Austria, Germany (see German wine), and northern Italy. It is suited to relatively cool climates. Riesling wines from Germany are traditionally sweet to medium sweet, but those from Alsace and Austria tend to be... Riesling and Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety, considered to make some of the greatest wines. It reaches its peak in Burgundy wine, but is also used in the production of Champagne and is planted in most of the worlds wine growing regions for use in both still and... Pinot Noir have been recognised as being especially suitable, and as the vines age Central Otago wines can be expected to improve even further, as the plantings are new and increasing rapidly. Central Otago is the world's southernmost commercial wine production region.


The Central Otago District Council, based in Alexandra, controls territorial authority matters, while the Otago is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the southeast of the South Island. It comprises approximately 32,000 km² making it the second-largest region in New Zealand. As of the census of 2001 the region had a population of 181,542. The name... Otago Regional Council has overview of environmental matters such as clean air and water resources.



The Hebrew word shibboleth literally means ear of wheat. In the Bible, pronunciation of this word was used to distinguish members of a group whose dialect lacked a sh sound from members of a group whose dialect included such a sound. The consequences of getting it wrong were fatal: And... Shibboleth The colloquial name for Central Otago is simply "Central". Residents from the surrounding regions may not talk about being in Central Otago or going to Central Otago - instead referring to being or going "up Central" (this usage is mainly limited to residents of Canterbury, Otago and Southland).


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  • Central Otago District Council (http://www.codc.govt.nz/)
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Encyclopedia: Central Otago (350 words)
The wide flat plateau of the Maniototo which lies between the upper reaches of the Taieri River and the Clutha's northern tributary the Manuherikia is also usually considered part of Central Otago.
The Central Otago District Council, based in Alexandra, controls territorial authority matters, while the Otago Regional Council has overview of environmental matters such as clean air and water resources.
This usage is mainly limited to residents of the provinces Otago and Southland, however.
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