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The South Waikato district is a municipality located between the cities of Hamilton and Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. It is within the Waikato region. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Hamilton is New Zealands 4th-largest metropolitan area. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ...

The district covers the towns of Tokoroa, Putaruru, and Tirau. The seat of the South Waikato District Council is at Tokoroa. Tokoroa is the second largest town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Putaruru is a small town in the Waikato region of New Zealands North Island. ... The Big Sheep Wool Gallery, Tirau NZ Main Road, Tirau Tirau is a small town of approximately 800 people in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand, 50 kilometres southeast of Hamilton. ...

As at the 2001 census, the distict's population was 23,469, of whom 65% lived in Tokoroa. Putaruru's population was 3714, and Tirau's was 705. The region's population decreased markedly during the 1990s, dropping over 3000 since the 1991 census. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The district's main industries are related to forestry and timber production. Several hydroelectric projects are located at the district's western edge. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Lumber. ... Hydroelectricity is electricity obtained from hydropower. ...

External links

  • The council's site
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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 | Banks Peninsula | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
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South Waikato District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (357 words)
The South Waikato District is a municipality located between the cities of Hamilton to the north and Rotorua to the south east in the North Island of New Zealand.
South Waikato District Community Outcomes were published on 10 July 2006 in the Long Term Council Community Plan 2006-2016 under the provisions of the Section 91 of the Local Government Act 2002.
As at the 2006 census, the district's population was 22,641, of whom 65% lived in Tokoroa.
Hamilton, New Zealand at AllExperts (1335 words)
It is situated in the Waikato region of the North Island, approximately 130 km south of Auckland.
The city, lying at a major road and rail nexus, is situated in the centre of the Waikato basin, on both the east and west banks of the Waikato River.
Education and research are important to the city, through the University of Waikato and through the agricultural research centre at Ruakura, which have been responsible for much of New Zealand's innovation in agriculture.
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