The Info List - South Wairarapa District

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South Wairarapa
District is at the south-east tip of the North Island of New Zealand.


1 Introduction 2 Topography 3 Local and regional government 4 Other information 5 References 6 External links

Introduction[edit] South Wairarapa
includes three towns and several localities that have a wide range of economic activity, natural features, and visitor attractions, only a few of which are noted here. Martinborough
is the seat of the SWDC and is a nationally important wine-producing area. The town's central streets form a Union Flag
Union Flag
pattern. Greytown is where Arbor Day
Arbor Day
was first celebrated in New Zealand). Featherston has a museum displaying the world's only Fell Locomotive Railway Engine. Because of South Wairarapa's proximity to the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington, there are close links between the two areas. For example, some people live in South Wairarapa
and commute to Wellington each day to work; others live and work in Wellington while spending weekends in South Wairarapa. Topography[edit] The topography of South Wairarapa
includes the floodplain of the Ruamahanga River
Ruamahanga River
and the associated Lake Wairarapa, as well as the long southern stretch of Palliser Bay. To the west of the plains rise the eastern slopes of the Rimutaka Range, the crest of which forms the western boundary of the district, while the Aorangi Range
Aorangi Range
lies to the southeast. The southernmost point of the North Island, Cape Palliser is in the South Wairarapa. Local and regional government[edit] The South Wairarapa
District Council (SWDC) is the territorial authority responsible for the area. For the purposes of local government, Wairarapa
is divided into the Masterton
district, the Carterton district, and the South Wairarapa
district. For the purposes of regional government, Wairarapa
is included in the Wellington region along with Kapiti, Porirua, the Hutt Valley, and Wellington, and governed by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Other information[edit] Shibboleth: Some New Zealanders refer to "The Wairarapa", rather than just "Wairarapa", and this usage carries over to the constituent parts of the district. Thus, South Wairarapa
is sometimes referred to as The South Wairarapa. References[edit]

^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website of the South Wairarapa
District Council

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Territorial authorities of New Zealand


North Island

Auckland Hamilton Tauranga Napier Palmerston North Porirua Upper Hutt Lower Hutt Wellington

South Island

Nelson Christchurch Dunedin Invercargill


North Island

Far North Whangarei Kaipara 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 Whanganui Rangitikei Manawatu Tararua Horowhenua Kapiti Coast Masterton Carterton South Wairarapa

South Island

Tasman Marlborough Buller Grey Westland Kaikoura Hurunui Waimakariri Selwyn Ashburton Timaru Mackenzie Waimate Waitaki Queenstown-Lakes Central Otago Clutha Gore Southland


Chatham Islands

Authorities in italics are unitary authorities

Coordinates: 41°21′22″S 175°22′19″E / 41.356°S 175.372°E