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Southland is the name 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's southernmost 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 and is also the name of a 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... district within that region. The region also has one other district, Gore is a town and surrounding borough in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also the name of a district in the Southland region. the town of Gore is situated 64km northeast of Invercargill and 70km northwest of Balclutha. Originally known as Longford, Gore was renamed after Sir... Gore, and one How the term city is used in New Zealand After the local government reforms of 1989, the term city began to take on two meanings in New Zealand. Before 1989, a borough council with more than 20,000 people could be proclaimed a city. The boundaries of councils tended to... city, Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the most southern settlements in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 kilometres north... Invercargill.


The seats of the Southland Regional Council, Southland District Council and the Invercargill City Council are in Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the most southern settlements in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 kilometres north... Invercargill. Southland District includes the towns of Winton is a town in Southland, New Zealand. It is located close to the east bank of the Oreti River, 30 kilometres north of Invercargill and 50 kilometres south of Lumsden. It is named for Thomas Winton, a local stockman who lived in the area in the 1850s. Minnie Dean... Winton, Lumsden is a town in Southland, New Zealand. Lying in a gap in the surrounding hills, it is the location of a major junction halfway along the north-south road from Queenstown to Invercargill, where it is crossed by the east-west road from Gore to Te Anau. Categories: Southland... Lumsden and all of Stewart Island is the third largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 km south of the South Island, and is separated from the mainland by Foveaux Strait. Its permanent population is 236 people, most of whom live in the settlement of Oban. The Maori name for the island is... Stewart Island.


The region is home to Fiordland is situated on the south-western corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Most of it is covered by the Fiordland National Park, which has an area of 12,120 square kilometres, making it the largest national park in New Zealand and one of the largest in the... Fiordland National Park and includes Stewart Island is the third largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 km south of the South Island, and is separated from the mainland by Foveaux Strait. Its permanent population is 236 people, most of whom live in the settlement of Oban. The Maori name for the island is... Stewart Island, much of which is set aside as Rakiura National Park is located on Stewart Island. It is the 14th of New Zealands national parks, and was officially opened on March 9, 2002. It covers 163 km², which is about eighty-five percent of Stewart Island. It is made up of a network of former nature reserves... Rakiura National Park.


In the 19th century, Southland became a (For the current top-level subdivision of New Zealand, see Regions of New Zealand) Provinces in New Zealand were used from 1841 until the Abolition of the Provinces Act came into force on November 1, 1876. Following abolition, the provinces became known as provincial districts. Their only visible function today... province, but later rejoined Otago is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the southeast of the South Island. It comprises approximately 32,000 km² making it the second-largest region in New Zealand. As of the census of 2001 the region had a population of 181,542. The name... Otago after financial difficulties.


See also

External links

  • Southland regional council's site (http://www.envirosouth.govt.nz/)
  • Southland district council's site (http://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/)
  • Wikitravel Southland page (http://wikitravel.org/en/article/Southland)

 

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... Regions 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 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: Northland | Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. Geography The region extends from the mouth of the Kaipara Harbour in the north across the southern stretches of the North Auckland Peninsula, past the Waitakere Ranges and the isthmus of Auckland to the Hunua Ranges and low-lying land... Auckland | Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. Exact boundaries of the region depend largely on the use of the name, but in all cases it refers to an area around the city of Hamilton and extending along the banks of the Waikato River... Waikato | The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP is a region of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. The bay stretches from the Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east. The region is bound by the Kaimai and Mamaku Ranges... Bay of Plenty | Gisborne is the name of a unitary authority (in this case, a region and district) in New Zealand. It contains the city of the same name. Gisborne Region The region is located in the northeastern corner of the North Island and is also referred to as the East Cape or... Gisborne* | Hawke's Bay | Taranaki is a region in New Zealands North Island and the name of the mountain which is the regions main feature, Geography and people Taranaki is situated on a peninsula on the west coast of the North Island, surrounding the volcanic peak. The two large bays on either... Taranaki | Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. Geography General The region is dominated and defined by two significant river catchments, Whanganui and Manawatu. The Whanganui River is the longest navigable river in New Zealand. The river was extremely important to... Manawatu-Wanganui | Wellington
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:   Categories: Nelson, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | New Zealand geography stubs ... Tasman* | Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. Geography External links Marlborough Online Marlborough District Council Main category on Zeal, with several subcategories   Categories: Stub | Marlborough, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... Marlborough* | The city of Nelson stands on the eastern side of Tasman Bay at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand. The hinterland formed the traditional province of Nelson, now incorporated into the Tasman District. Nelson received its name in honour of the 1st Viscount Nelson. Nelson is... Nelson* | 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 | 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 | Otago is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the southeast of the South Island. It comprises approximately 32,000 km² making it the second-largest region in New Zealand. As of the census of 2001 the region had a population of 181,542. The name... Otago | Southland
* A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. New Zealand In New Zealand a unitary authority is a territorial authority (district or city) which also performs the functions of a regional... unitary authorities

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southlandnz.com - The Official Southland Homepage - (218 words)
New Zealand’s southernmost province, Southland spans the breadth of the South Island.
Southland’s spectacular scenery, unique wildlife and rich heritage draws trampers, sightseers, adventurers, naturalists and culture buffs alike … or those simply looking for an idyllic, peaceful retreat a world away from the rigours of everyday life.
One of the highlights of Southland is Fiordland for more information visit the website.
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