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Greymouth is the largest town in the The West Coast is one of the Administrative Regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. The Coast To most New Zealanders, the west coast of the South Island seems a land apart from the rest of the country. It is an isolated and remote... West Coast Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. There are twelve regions, each governed by an elected regional council. Five territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities... region on the South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. The Maori name for the South Island is Te Wai Pounamu which means The Greenstone Water (greenstone being jade). It has an area of 58,093 square miles (151... South Island of 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, and the seat of the Grey District Council. It population accounts for 20% of the West Coast's inhabitants.


The town is located at the mouth of the The Grey River is located in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand. 1It rises in Lake Christabel, one of numerous small lakes on the western side of the Southern Alps,12 kilometres southwest of the Lewis Pass, and runs westward for 120 kilometres before draining into the... Grey River. It stands on narrow coastal plains close to the foot of the The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. It forms a natural dividing range along the entire length of the South Island, although the term Southern Alps generally does not refer to the entire range and separate names... Southern Alps. In clear weather, Mount Cook or Mount Aoraki, named after Captain James Cook, is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Mount Cook is a peak in the Southern Alps, a mountain range that runs the length of the West Coast of New Zealands South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also... Mount Cook can be clearly seen to the south from near the town. The mouth of the river divided the town into three areas: Blaketown, close to the river's mouth on the south bank; Karoro, to the southeast, sepaprated from Blaketown by a series of small lakes; and Cobden, formerly a separate town, on the river's north bank.


It is on The New Zealand State Highway network is shown by the red lines The New Zealand State Highway network is a collection of roads covering the North and South Island. Currently about eighty-five roads have a State Highway designation: Transit New Zealand administers them. The speed limit for most of... State Highway 6, which connects it with Hokitika is a township on the West Coast of New Zealand, 38 kilometres south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Founded on gold mining in 1864, it was a centre of the West Coast goldrush. By late 1866 it was one of the countrys... Hokitika in the south and Westport is a town in the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is connected via State Highway 6 with Greymouth, New Zealand 100 kilometres to the south, and with Nelson in the northeast, via the Buller Gorge. Westport is located on the northern bank and at... Westport in the north. It also stands at the terminus of State Highway 7, which runs through Dobson is a small town on the banks of the Grey River in the South Island of New Zealand. It is 10 kilometres east from the rivers mouth at Greymouth. Dobson was the site of one of the West Coasts many coal mines, now closed, and also of... Dobson and The small town of Reefton is located in the west of New Zealands South Island, some 80 kilometres northeast of Greymouth, in the valley of the Inangahua River. Formerly a gold and coal mining town, coal and forestry make up the main two industries of Reefton today. The rich... Reefton, eventually reaching north 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. Contents // Categories: Canterbury, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | New Zealand geography stubs ... Canterbury and For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). Christchurch is a city on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The city is named after the cathedral college of Christ Church in the University of Oxford. Its Maori name is Otautahi, from the Maori chief Tautahi who had a... Christchurch via Arthur's Pass.


The Grey District also includes the settlement of Runanga is a small town (population approximately 1,000) on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located ten kilometres to the northwest of Greymouth, to the north of the Grey River. The towns origins can be traced back to European colonisation in the... Runanga.


History

Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. It is also the name of the people and language of the Cook Islands, referred to as Cook Islands Māori. The word māori means... Maori had lived in the area for considerable time before European settlement, and called it Mawhera (still an alternative name for the Grey River). The first European to visit the site of what is now Greymouth was Thomas Brunner in Events January 5 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom February 5 - The Oregon Spectator becomes the first newspaper on the United States. February 10 - Many Mormons begin their migration west from Nauvoo, Illinois to Great Salt Lake led by... 1846. Brunner discovered coal in the Grey valley, and several places in the region (notably the town of Brunner is a town in the northwest of New Zealands South Island, with a population of somewhat under 1000 people. It is located 12 kilometres to the east of Greymouth, on the south bank of the Grey River. Historically connected with the industry of coal disaster in 1896, when... Brunner and Lake Brunner is the largest lake in the northwestern South Island of New Zealand, covering an area of 40 km2. The lakes outflow is the Arnold River, a tributary of the Grey River. The lake lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Greymouth. The main settlement close to the... Lake Brunner) bear his name. Brunner himself named the Grey River after prominent 19th century New Zealand politician There have been two famous people by the name of George Grey. For the British politician, see Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet. For the British colonial governor (and later Premier of New Zealand), see George Edward Grey. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... Sir George Grey.


Greymouth has a history of Coal Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the... coal and 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 The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. Materials commonly recovered by mining include bauxite, coal... mining. Then the gold industry started to decline, Forestry (formally known as silviculture) is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and related natural resources. A strong body of research and development exists regarding the managing of forest ecosystems, selecting species and varieties, and tree breeding. Forestry also includes the development of better methods for... forestry became a new staple industry, and Fishing from a Pier Fishing is both the recreation and sport of catching fish (for food or as a trophy), and the commercial fishing industry of catching or harvesting seafood (either fish or other aquatic life-forms, such as shellfish). Fishing is done in a river, canal, lake, sea or... fishing is also important to the town, despite the fact that the entrance to the Grey River has a notoriously dangerous In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. Bars tend to be long and narrow (linear) and develop where a current (or waves) promote deposition of particles, resulting in localized shallowing (shoaling) of the water. Bars can appear in the sea, in a... sandbar. Ecotourism essentially means ecological tourism, where ecological has both environmental and social connotations. It is defined both as a concept / tourism movement and as a tourism sector. Born in its current form in the late 1980s, Ecotourism came of age in 2002, when the United Nations celebrated the International Year... Ecotourism is also becoming a major money-earner for Greymouth.


See also

  • Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. There are twelve regions, each governed by an elected regional council. Five territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities... List of regions in New Zealand
  • Territorial Authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. There are 74 territorial authorities: 16 city councils, 57 district councils and the Chatham Islands Council. Five territorial authorities (Nelson City Council, Gisborne, Tasman and Marlborough District Councils and the Chatham... Territorial Authorities of New Zealand.

External link

  • The district council's website (http://www.greydc.govt.nz/)

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Grey District - Gateway to the West Coast of New Zealand (755 words)
A small district with a vast diversity, rich in history and an abundance of character.
The Grey River was named by Thomas Brunner on a visit to Mawhera in January 1848 to honour the then Governor of New Zealand, Sir George Grey.
It is the geographic and commercial heart of the West Coast, with the largest population.
Article about "Gray" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (359 words)
Gray (spelled grey in Commonwealth English) is a color seen commonly in nature.
Grey District, New Zealand is a district around the town of Greymouth, New Zealand, named after the Grey River, New Zealand.
The Grey Range is a mountain range in Australia.
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