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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Event: A weekend of celebrations of the fire bridge Sept. 25th to 28th 2020 with a parade through Stafford St starting at 1 pm Saturday, September 26 2020. The South Canterbury Museum also has an exhibit marking the 150 years of the Timaru Fire Brigade.
Webpage of the month - A jigsaw puzzle from the Aigantighe -"Reproach" time to beat 15 minutes.
The Macdonald Dictionary project - a crowd sourcing project. In this project you will identify and transcribe the names of people mentioned in the handwritten cards of the G R Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies. Sign in, draw box around a name, type out full name, add a year of birth or death and repeat until all names are done on card.
Photos of the month - August 2020. The Irishman Creek mailbox in the Mackenzie, between Tekapo and Twizel, now the most photographed mail box in NZ. Try for the perfect shot with lupins blooming, snow on the Southern Alps and Mt Cook over the back of the mailbox. That will be December with not a cloud in the sky. The photo reminds me of the Nor'west arch, a Canterbury weather phenomenon.
Nor'wester: A strong hot wind at times a gale in the early part of the summer. Can be mild. From due north to the west. A strong southerly buster comes from the south west laid in thick with rain or hail over 2-3 days. The Nor-west Arch is a fohn cloud with fohn winds. Sometimes there's nothing that can match the sheer beauty of a setting sun on the clouds in South Canterbury.
Below, the Northwest arch taken
from "Holmwood", Te Moana, Geraldine, looking SE one November, during
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 . I am looking for three more photos on South Canterbury scenes, buildings, events etc. with similar dimensions. Images welcomed.
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