South Canterbury, New Zealand lies in the centre of the South Island bounded by the Rangitata River to the north and Waitaki River to the south and stretching from the east coast to the Southern Alps where Mount Cook dominates the range. The 5,276 square miles or 3,504,640 acres of land changes from plain to downland to foothills and mountains. The Mackenzie Basin has three large lakes; Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo that are all part of the Waitaki River catchment and contributes to the supply of water which provides electric power for the South Island. Discover the Waitaki Hydro Scheme.. Industries include grain growing and sheep. The port of Timaru is a central multipurpose bulk handling facility. The foothills - Four Peaks, Hunter Hills, the hills behind Fairlie and the Two Thumb Range are often dusted with snow.
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Photo of the month: September 2022 Fairlie Green and the flag flying at half staff at the cemetery for the Queen Sept. 12th 2022.
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My viewers know more than I do. We are very interested in what you know. We want to help you share. volunteer: There are many opportunities for people to become involved in the GenWeb Project which is dedicated to making genealogical information available online for free. South Canterbury war memorial transcriptions, cemetery listings, electoral rolls, Wises Directory information, school reunion announcements are areas where you can get involved. Does not take any special skills other than the desire to help others. Also looking for volunteers to do lookups in genealogical material. If anyone knows of information sources for South Canterbury or if you want to volunteer to help with lookups etc., please send me an email [email protected] I am looking for three more photos on South Canterbury scenes, buildings, events etc. with similar dimensions. Images welcomed.
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