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Methven is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains, 35 kilometres north of Ashburton. It was originally the railhead of a short branch railway off the Main South Line. Branching off from Rakaia, the Methven Branch travelled through Lauriston and Lyndhurst to Methven and operated from 1880 until 1976. Image File history File links NZ-Methven. ... Image File history File links NZ-Methven. ... The New Zealand region of Canterbury mostly comprises the Canterbury Plains. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... 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. ... Ashburton is a town in the Canterbury region on the east coast 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. ... The town of Rakaia is seated close to the southern banks of the Rakaia River on the Canterbury Plains in New Zealands South Island. ... The Methven Branch was a branch line railway that was part of New Zealands national rail network in Canterbury. ... Lauriston is an area of central Edinburgh, Scotland. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


It is a rural service town throughout the year, but undergoes a stark transformation in winter. Mount Hutt skifield is around half an hour away from Methven, the closest town. As such, a number of cafes, bars, and restaurants lie relatively dormant over the summer months. Similarly, the town's accommodation providers have a strongly seasonal trade. In addition to skiing, another popular attraction is hot air ballooning. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Mount Hutt rises to the west of the Canterbury Plains in the South Island of New Zealand, above the braided upper reaches of the Rakaia River. ... Deep powder skiing Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest This article is about snow skiing. ... Hot air balloon in flight Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers invention in Annonay, France in 1783. ...


Methven also served as a base to cast and crew for the filming of Edoras (located further inland), for The Lord of the Rings. Edoras is the grand mountain top capital city of Rohan. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Accomodation in Methven is very varied but visitors may well appreciate Glen Byrne Lodge [1] - an upmarket self contained lodge with excellent views of Mount Hutt Look up lodge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mount Hutt rises to the west of the Canterbury Plains in the South Island of New Zealand, above the braided upper reaches of the Rakaia River. ...


Coordinates: 43°38′S 171°39′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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