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Encyclopedia > Gore, New Zealand

Gore is a town and surrounding borough in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also the name of a district in the Southland region. the town of Gore is situated 64 km northeast of Invercargill and 70 km southwest of Balclutha.Close surrounding towns or places are bluff dunedin and invercargil. Image File history File links NZ-Gore. ... Image File history File links NZ-Gore. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ...   Categories: New Zealand-related stubs | Southland, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... Invercargill is the southern-most and western-most city in New Zealand, and one of the southern-most settlements in the world. ... Looking across the Clutha towards the town centre. ...

Originally known as Longford, Gore was renamed after Sir Thomas Gore Browne, an early Governor of New Zealand. The second largest centre of population in Southland, and a service town for the surrounding farm communities. It is divided by the Mataura River into Gore and East Gore, the majority of the town being situated on the western banks of the river. The Main South Line railway from Dunedin to Invercargill runs through the town, though passenger services ceased in 2003. Gore was once a busy railway junction; the Waimea Plains Railway ran west to connect with the Kingston Branch in Lumsden, while the Waikaka Branch connected with the Main South Line nearby in McNab. One of New Zealand's most famous preserved trains is the Kingston Flyer, which takes its name from a passenger express that once ran between Kingston and Gore. Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne (July 3, 1807- April 17, 1887) was a Governor of St Helena, Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Tasmania and Governor of Bermuda. ... The Mataura River is in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Main South Line is half of the South Island Main Trunk Railway in New Zealand and runs south from Lyttelton through Christchurch and down the east coast of the South Island to Invercargill via Dunedin. ... Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Waimea Plains Railway was a secondary railway line (not a branch line) that linked the towns of Lumsden and Gore in northern Southland, New Zealand. ... The Kingston Branch was a major branch line railway in Southland, New Zealand. ... Lumsden is a town in Southland, New Zealand. ... The Waikaka Branch was a railway line that ran through agricultural and gold-mining country in Southland, New Zealand. ... The Kingston Flyer is a vintage steam train operating in the South Island of New Zealand. ...

Gore is known in New Zealand folklore as the home of Hokonui moonshine. During the days of prohibition, the Hokonui Hills to the west of the town gained a reputation for the production of illicit alcohol. Shine Road The name tells the history of this back road in Hemingway, South Carolina Revenue men at the site of moonshine stills, Kentucky, 1911 or before Moonshining is the making of whiskey surreptitiously and illegally. ... Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... The Hokonui Hills, also known as The Hokonui Mountains or simply The Hokonui, are a range of hills in northern Southland, New Zealand. ...

Gore's local radio station Hokonui Gold broadcasts from within the town. Hokonui Gold is a radio station that is based in Gore, New Zealand. ...

Gore is also well known for its connection with Country and Western music, with the annual New Zealand country music awards being held in the town. Gore has a sister city relationship with Tamworth, New South Wales, the "Country Music Capital of Australia". Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Tamworth is the largest town in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. ...

The former East Gore Presbyterian Church is one of the two remaining wooden Gothic churches designed the eminent architect R A Lawson [1] . Built in 1881 and registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, the main building is currently used as a performance and lecture theatre and the hall, built later, is used as a studio and flat for visiting artists, the latter including the bedroom furniture from the Royal Suite commissioned for the Queen's Royal Tour to Southland in 1954. [2]. The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) is the main Presbyterian church in the country of New Zealand. ... See also Gothic art. ... Robert Arthur Lawson, aged 42 Robert Arthur Lawson (1 January 1833-3 December 1902) is considered one of New Zealands most eminent 19th-century architects. ... The Historic Places Trust is a non-profit trust which advocates for the protection of heritage buildings in New Zealand. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...


  1. ^ J.F. McArthur (1981). From the Kirk on the Hill. Gore Publishing Company.
  2. ^ Visiting Artist Programme with New Zealand. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sutherland Shire Council: (Autunm 2004).

External links

  • The district council's site
  • The Golden Guitar Awards site
  • Google Map
Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
North Island: Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

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