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Westport is a town in the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is connected via State Highway 6 with Greymouth, New Zealand 100 kilometres to the south, and with Nelson in the northeast, via the Buller Gorge. Image File history File links Location map of Westport, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Location map of Westport, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The West Coast is one of the administrative regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. ... South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New Zealand State Highway network is a network of roads covering the North and South Islands. ... Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. ... The Buller Gorge is a gorge located in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand. ...

Westport is located on the northern bank and at the mouth of the Buller River, close by the prominent headland of Cape Foulwind. Economic activity is based around fishing, coal mining and dairy farming. Some native forest logging occurred in the area until cessation in 1999. ... Cape Foulwind is a prominent headland on the West Coast of New Zealands South Island, overlooking the Tasman Sea. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Jump to: navigation, search Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by deep mining, coal mining (open-pit mining or strip mining). ... Jump to: navigation, search The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... The term native as an adjective or noun has the following meanings. ... Jump to: navigation, search A dense growth of softwoods (a forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded area set aside for hunting). ... Jump to: navigation, search Loggers on break, c. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

The town is thought to have been named for Westport in Connacht, Ireland, although the choice of name was no doubt also guided by the town's location. The 2001 census gave a population of 3,783. Connaught redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

The most famous Wesportian of all time is arguably Clayton Mills. Although originally of South African descent, he distingiushed himself as an all round Westportian when he defeated the Westport elephant seal in a fight to the death during the late 20th century. Species M. leonina M. angustirostris There are two species of elephant seal. ... A fight is an act to establish dominance over an opposition by causing harm by physical or mental damage. ... Jump to: navigation, search Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism or the state of the organism after that event. ...

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Westport: Situated where the mighty Buller River meets the sea, Westport was first a gold town, and then a coal town.
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The first settlers to Westport were lured to the area by the promise of wealth in the form of gold.
When the gold began to dwindle, attention turned to the hills north of Westport for a new source of wealth - shiny bituminous coal, "fl gold".
A popular activity in Westport is underworld rafting where you are taken through the caves and caverns of the Nile River in a rubber dinghy.
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