What is South Canterbury known for?

The flat Mackenzie Country is famous for its sheep runs, which cover thousands of hectares. Hardworking sheepdogs have always been important, helping to round up sheep in the hills. Wheat farming boomed until the early 1900s, and flour mills were built in Timaru.

What is considered South Canterbury?

South Canterbury is the area of the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand bounded by the Rangitata River in the north and the Waitaki River (the border with the Otago Region) to the south.

What districts are in South Canterbury?

Welcome to South Canterbury Easy to reach and set in a stunning natural environment, the three districts of Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate merge and support each-other to create the unique essence that is South Canterbury.

What are the Taranaki Colours?


Auckland Light blue and white
Taranaki Amber and black
Thames Valley Gold and scarlet
Waikato Red, yellow, and black
Wairarapa Green

Who celebrates South Canterbury anniversary?

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This provincial holiday is observed in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Also known as Canterbury (South) Anniversary Day or Dominion Day, It is celebrated on the fourth Monday in September.

What area does South Canterbury?

17,508 mi²Canterbury / Area

What region is South Island in?

The South Island is shaped by the Southern Alps which run along it from north to south. They include New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki / Mount Cook at 3,724 metres (12,218 ft). The high Kaikoura Ranges lie to the northeast….South Island.

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Regions 7
Territorial authorities 23

Why are NZ Colours black and white?

As the story goes, New Zealand had sought to wear black but rules at the time prevented international sides from wearing the colour. Instead, the All Whites were born. New Zealand first competed at the Olympic Games as its own country in 1920, with athletes decked out in black uniform.

Why are Wellington Colours yellow and black?

They’re the colours of our sports teams and now Absolutely yellow and Positively black are being used to revitalise Wellington’s marketing campaign. The brand relaunch was part of the council’s Destination Wellington project to promote Wellington as a place to do business.

What is South Canterbury anniversary?

South Canterbury Anniversary Day is a public holiday on the fourth Monday of September. The original provinces of New Zealand that existed from 1853 till 1876 have been long abolished. Today, the southern part of Canterbury Region has its own anniversary day, observed on the fourth Monday of September.

What is Southland New Zealand?

Southland (Māori: Murihiku) is New Zealand’s southernmost region. It consists mainly of the southwestern portion of the South Island and Stewart Island/Rakiura. It includes Southland District, Gore District and the city of Invercargill. The region covers over 3.1 million hectares and spans over 3,400 km of coast.

What happened to South Canterbury Finance?

South Canterbury Finance was one of the largest New Zealand-owned finance companies when it collapsed in August 2010 – triggering a $1.6 billion bailout of investors’ deposits. The late Allan Hubbard was feted as a financial folk hero by the people of Timaru (file photo).