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Encyclopedia > Kawerau, New Zealand

Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It the seat of Kawerau District Council. Image File history File links NZ-Kawerau. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...


It is a small community, with the main industry being the nearby paper mill. There are a number of hot springs in the surrounding bush owned and operated by local families. Kawerau was one of many Bay of Plenty towns which suffered in the 1987 Edgecumbe Earthquake. It has maintained a fairly constant population despite its remote location. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... Just after 1. ...


The 820-metre volcanic cone of Mount Edgecumbe, three kilometres to the east of the town, is easily visible from the town. For other mountains named Edgecumbe, see Mount Edgecumbe. ...

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Demographics

The total population of the Kawerau District at the time of the 2001 Census was 6,975.


52.4% of people (3,426) in the Kawerau District said they belong to the European ethnic group. 59.9% of people (3,915) in the Kawerau District said they belong to the Mäori ethnic group. This article is about the continent. ...


Water

In 2003 and 2004 Kawerau's water was judged the best best-tasting in a national competition.


Kawerau College Yearbook

In the year 2004 Kawerau College made national headlines with their annual yearbook.


Within the Yearbook were photographs of cannabis, and under future occupations students wished to become Brothel workers, Drug-lords and gang members. Species Cannabis indica Cannabis ruderalis Cannabis sativa Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes one or more species. ... Brothels are establishments (usually illegal) specifically dedicated to prostitution and may be confined to special red-light districts in large cities. ... A gang is a group of individuals who share a common identity and, in current usage, engage in illegal activities. ...


Climate

During summer (November to April), the average daily maximum temperature is 28.3 degrees celsius one of the highest in New Zealand. Kawerau owes it's high temperatures to the dip in which the town is built


It is not uncommon for temperatures to reach more than 30 degrees celsius. On most days Kawerau has the highest temperature in New Zealand.


In winter (May to October), the average daily maximum temperature is around 20.4 degrees celsius.


Rainfall is spread throughout the year, though it is not uncommon to experience a drought during summer.


National Woodskills Festival

The National Woodskills Festival is a competition which encompasses a broad spectrum of wood craftsmanship and wood art. Some of the competitors are professionals but many are amateurs. The Woodskills Festival was first held in Kawerau in 1989 as a local competition. In 1991 the event had become such a popular annual competition that it was developed into a National event, attracting exhibitors from throughout New Zealand. The annual festival attracts hundreds of visitors from around the country making it the towns largest event and money earner. As well as the Woodskills Festival there is an Arts & Crafts Festival with displays open on Saturday and Sunday at various venues around Kawerau. (All within easy walking distance).


The objectives of the Woodskills Festival are:


To promote the use of a natural resources.


To create opportunities for new business and employment.


To encourage development and excellence in the medium.


To provide a showcase for talent.


To give artists and crafts people the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.


External links

  • The council's site
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