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The South Wairarapa District Council controls the south-east tip of the The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. Several important cities are in The North Island, notably New Zealands largest city Auckland, and Wellington, the capital, located at the southern extremity of the island. Around 76% of New... North 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.


The district is part of the The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. Definitions of Wellington The official Wellington Region, as administered by the Wellington Regional Council (under the trade-name Greater Wellington) covers the major conurbation around the capital city, Wellington which also includes the cities of Lower... Wellington region, although historically the The Wairarapa is a district or subregion of New Zealand occupying the south-eastern corner of the North Island, east of Wellington and south-west of Hawke Bay. It is lightly populated, having several rural service towns, with Masterton being the largest. Boundaries The area contains parts of the local... Wairarapa as a whole has often been regarded as a separate region, and the people of South Wairarapa have more ties with other centres to the north of the district than they do with the capital itself.


The district includes towns such as The town of Featherston is in the south of the North Island of New Zealand, east of Wellington, just beyond the Rimutaka Tunnel, in the South Wairarapa District. Its 2001 population was 2325. The town is lcated on the eastern side of the Rimutaka Range close to the nortern shore... Featherston, Martinborough is the name of a small town in the Wairarapa, a region at the southeast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 65 kilometres east of Wellington and 35 kilometres southwest of Masterton. The town has a population of a little over 10,000. The area... Martinborough (a well-known This article is about the beverage. See WINE for an article about the software of the same name. Wine is an alcoholic beverage resulting from the fermentation of grapes or grape juice. The word comes from Greek Fοινος through Latin vinum, (both wine and the... wine-producing area, with central streets forming a Flag Ratio: 1:2 The Union Flag or Union Jack is the flag most commonly associated with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and was also used throughout the former British Empire. It retains an official or semi-official status in many Commonwealth Realms. It is commonly... Union Jack pattern), and Greytown, population 1,998 (as at the 2001 Census), is a town in the Wairarapa, in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It is 80 km north-west of Wellington and 25 kilometres southwest of Masterton, on State Highway 2. Its coordinates are 41°4 S, 175°27 E... Greytown (where Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. It was founded by J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1872. When he and his wife moved from Detroit, Michigan, into the treeless prairie of Nebraska Territory in 1854, they missed the shade of... Arbor Day was first celebrated in New Zealand).


The topography of the district includes the In geography, a floodplain is an area of relatively level land that is inundated from time to time. A floodplain may be border a stream, lake or river, or may be a watercourse in its own right. It is often defined as contained the floodway, which normally is inundated during... floodplain of the The Ruamahanga River runs through the southeastern North Island of New Zealand. The rivers headwaters are in the Tararua Ranges northwest of Masterton. From there it runs firstly south and then southwest for 130 kilometres before emptying into the Cook Strait. The town of Masterton is close to the... Ruamahanga River and the associated Lake Wairarapa is a lake at the southern end of the North Island of New Zealand, 50 kilometres east of Wellington. The lake covers an area of 78 km2, and is the third largest in the North Island, fractionally smaller than Lake Rotorua. The nearest town to the lake is... Lake Wairarapa, as well as the long southern stretch of Palliser Bay is located at the southern end of the North Island of New Zealand, to the southeast of Wellington. It runs for 40 kilometres along the Cook Strait coast from Turakirae Head at the southern end of the Rimutaka Ranges to Cape Palliser, the North Islands southernmost point... Palliser Bay and the eastern slopes of the The Rimutaka Range (often referred to as the Rimutaka Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. The ridge is at its most pronounced in the... Rimutaka Range, the crest of which forms the western boundary of the district. The southernmost point of the North island, Cape Palliser is a promontory on the southern coast of New Zealands North Island. It is located at the eastern end of Palliser Bay, 50 kilometres southeast of Wellington. The cape is the southernmost point of the North Island, and is considerably further south than Nelson or Blenheim in... Cape Palliser is in the South Wairarapa.


The Hebrew word shibboleth literally means ear of wheat. In the Bible, pronunciation of this word was used to distinguish members of a group whose dialect lacked a sh sound from members of a group whose dialect included such a sound. The consequences of getting it wrong were fatal: And... Shibboleth: New Zealanders tend to refer to "The Wairarapa", rather than just "Wairarapa", and this usage coarries over to the constituent parts of this former region. Thus, South Wairarapa is usually referred to as The South Wairarapa.


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South Wairarapa District Council (208 words)
The South Wairarapa District Council is situated at the southern most corner of the North Island and has an area of approximately 248,455 hectares (2484 square kilometres).
In the south, the district boundary follows the coastline from the western end of Palliser Bay in Cook Strait to Honeycomb Rock, east of Martinborough.
The District includes the towns of Featherston, Greytown and Martinborough which are the main population centres.
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