FAR NORTH DISTRICT COUNCIL - The Far North is the northernmost district in New Zealand. It shares its southern boundaries with Kaipara and Whangarei Districts. Together the three districts make up the Northland Region. With 7,324 square , the Far North District is the largest of the three districts, contributing 54% of the land area and 38% of the population of the region. The district is ranked in the top ten largest land areas covered by district and city councils.
KAIPARA DISTRICT COUNCIL - The magical essence of the Kaipara Districts colourful past is preseved in historic buildings and places waiting for you to explore. The miles of coastline remains unspoilt, an aquatic paradise. This area is a truly amazing playground and experiential ecological classroom, to be shared and enjoyed by the whole world. The diversity of the environment in this area, allows visitors to sample shellfish and snapper that grace the tables of our finest seafood restaurants.Discover the rugged beauty of the Wild West coast at Baylys Beach with its great sand dunes and wild surf. Further North, you will discover the white sandy beaches and sparkling fresh waters of the Kai Iwi Lakes. This wonderful resource offers excellent swimming, surfing, sailing, water skiing and trout fishing.
WHANGAREI DISTRICT COUNCIL - Creating the ultimate living experience. The Whangarei District Council has three offices where customers can conduct their business. Right in the heart of the subtropical region of New Zealand. A $6,000,000 development is a Council initiative undertaken in the last two years. The historic/maritime "village" enriches the city's heart and offers a tranquil setting in which to mingle with the many international residents who reside on moored within the basin marina. The Quayside retail area within the development offers a superb mix of shopping along with restaurants, museums, cafes and art galleries. Bookings for the use of Town Basin open space can be made through the Customer Services Department.
RODNEY DISTRICT COUNCIL - Explore a world of open spaces only 30 minutes north of Auckland or travel the Twin Coast Discovery Highway through Rodney and enjoy the wonderful sights and attractions along the way. The District has many attractive beaches from the safe waters of the East Coast, to the awesome surf of the West. More than 1000kms of stunning coastline offers a multitude of activities from boating, sailing and year-round fishing, to surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling and water-skiing. Explore the magical underwater world at Goat Island Marine Reserve with its variety of habitats, from rocky shores and deep reefs, to underwater cliffs and canyons.
WAITAKERE CITY COUNCIL - Waitakere was heralded as an up and coming tourist destination as early as 1902. The tranquil Waitemata Harbour on one coast contrasts severely with the rugged and sometimes wild beaches on the other, where the famous West Coast surf can offer the ultimate challenge to the most experienced surfer. Relatively untouched and delightfully isolated, the most notable beaches on this coast include: Cornwallis, Huia, Whatipu, Karekare, Piha and Bethells (Te Henga). The Waitakere Ranges, which flank the City, are home to the Centennial Memorial Park, which offers some of the best bush tramping and camping in New Zealand.
NORTH SHORE CITY COUNCIL - North Shore City boasts a lifestyle and environment that set it apart as a destination for homemakers, pleasure-seekers and business people. The natural advantages of a warm climate, beautiful beaches, and spectacular scenery contribute to the popularity of one of the most vibrant and fastest growing regions in New Zealand. Surrounded by sea, the city has an unbroken 140km urban coastline. Residents can enjoy an endless range of aquatic activities - or venture inland, where there are more than 400 parks and walkways through native bush reserves. This is a city where growth and development is carefully managed and protection of natural beauty and a clean environment is a prime consideration.
AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL - Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, with a population of approximately 401,500 within the city boundary and 1.25 million in the greater Auckland area. This represents about one third of the population of the whole country. The city and suburbs cover an area of 60 square , with many of the suburbs having their own unique character. English is the main written and spoken language, with Maori, Polynesian and Asian languages also being spoken by ethnic communities. Auckland is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbours, and is surrounded by extinct volcanoes and picturesque islands. The city is known as the 'City of Sails' due to the number of which sail in the harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf.
MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL - Tena Koutou Katoa. Kia Orana. Talofa Lava. Halo olakela. In our city there are as many ways of saying 'Welcome' as there are places where you will be made to feel at home. Nowhere else in this country will you find such a broad and harmonious mix of cultures or combination of modern and traditional features. It is in Manukau too that there is an appealing blend of city and rural spaces, which we believe to be the epitome of what you will find in New Zealand. The third-largest city of New Zealand, Manukau offers vibrant shopping, diverse cuisine, exciting markets, New Zealand's only theme park and recreation facilities galore.
FRANKLIN DISTRICT COUNCIL - Welcome to our website I trust you will be able to find everything you want to know about Franklin District Council by browsing through it the. If there is something you can’t find please call our customer services staff on (09) 2371300 and they will help you with your query. We are also always interested to hear from our community about improvements or additions that they would like us to make to the site so please send any ideas to the email address. From charming gardens, beautiful accommodation, the Manukau Harbour, West Coast Beaches, the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, home of the V8 Supercars, exhilarating activities, award winning restaurants and much much more - we welcome you to the Franklin District.
HAURAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL - The Hauraki District lies at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula, bordered on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by the firth of Thames and the Hauraki Gulf. The District covers an area of 1144 square , incorporating the townships of Waihi, Paeroa, Ngatea and surrounding communities. The population as at 2001 was 16,764 people. The Hauraki District benefits from its central location, with Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula at its doorstep. Hauraki enjoys a “clean-green” environment with a wide range of outdoor activities easily accessed. Dramatic scenery and rural tranquility, arts, crafts, wineries, history and heritage, and excellent sports facilities are all to be found in the Hauraki district.
HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL - Clean and Green - The perfect place to live, work or visit. Hamilton City is situated in the North Island and straddles the banks of the Waikato River. It is a major service centre for the fertile agricultural region of the Waikato (which generates nineteen percent of New Zealand's total export earnings). New Zealand's dairy industry is centred in Hamilton, with a strong technological-based research and development capability. Research facilities are located in and around the city, including Landcare Research, AgResearch, and Dairying Research Corporation. The city also contains some of the region's main educational assets, including the University of Waikato and Waikato Polytechnic.
WAIKATO DISTRICT COUNCIL - From safe swimming and exhilarating surf beaches to tranquil harbours and hot springs, the Waikato District is able to satisfy almost every recreational whim year round. The west coast offers ideal conditions for fishing, windsurfing, hang-gliding and canoeing while peaceful inland walkways and tracts of heritage wetland may be accessed on foot, horseback, motor-cycle or mountain bike. In addition to the options available to the independent traveller, any number of tours enable visitors to enjoy the District's less accessible attributes.
WAIPA DISTRICT COUNCIL - Waipa District, in New Zealand's North Island, has a resident population of around 40,000 fairly evenly mixed between urban and rural, with the main urban populations centred in the towns of Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Pirongia and Templeview. Because of the high proportion of elite soils, the District boasts a rich agricultural base dominated by dairy farming, but also featuring sheep and beef, thoroughbred horse studs, deer farming and fruit production. The District hosts the largest annual agricultural exhibition of its kind in New Zealand, the National Agricultural Fieldays, attracting visitors from all over world.
OTOROHANGA DISTRICT COUNCIL - We aim to provide you with quality services from helpful, friendly staff and council members to make Otorohanga the best place to live! Welcome to Otorohanga, official "Kiwiana Town of New Zealand". It's here we celebrate icons, heroes and events that are uniquely "Kiwiana." Come laugh a little while you relive those childhood memories. If you are a visitor to New Zealand Otorohanga is a "must-stop" place to find out who we really are.
WAITOMO DISTRICT COUNCIL - Waitomo, in the central North Island, is an area renowned for limestone caves, glowworms, adventure and fun, and is a place not to be missed. The name Waitomo comes from the Maori wai, water and tomo, hole or shaft. Activities centre around a small village called Waitomo Caves (or simply Waitomo) where the Museum of Caves is the focal point. If you haven't found the answer to your question in these pages you can ask the Visitors Centre for further information.
THAMES-COROMANDEL DISTRICT COUNCIL - Physically and culturally the Coromandel Peninsular stands out from the rest of New Zealand and is characterised by a mountain range, deep valleys and close proximity to the seas. High hills and water border its small communities, which have much in common in spite of being separate from each other. While it lies only 60 kms east of Auckland, the region is vastly different to its urban neighbour. The Thames-Coromandel District has an area of 223,860 ha, 400kms of coastline, a central range of steep sided, deeply dissected hills and a road network of more than 700 kms. The District with its panoramic views and tranquil settings is a popular holiday destination and provides opportunities for a range of activities such as fishing, sailing, swimming, tramping, camping and canoeing - the whole "Coromandel experience."
TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL - Since its earliest times, local government in the region has been progressive, innovative and responsible for such assets as HydroElectric Power Schemes, the Kaimai tunnel and, in more recent years, construction of the Harbour Bridge and the Waikareao Expressway. The Tauranga City Council has continued that tradition by putting in place planning provisions and bylaws to encourage growth and development within the region.
WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT COUNCIL - The land of the Western Bay of Plenty faces north-east to the sea. To the west are the rugged bush covered Kaimai Ranges. Numerous streams drain the Kaimais, flowing down through the hills and coastal lowlands, out into the swampy estuaries and mudflats of the Tauranga Harbour. The Kaituna River drains the lakes of Rotorua and Rotoiti into the Maketu Estuary and out to sea, while smaller streams drain the eastern District into the Waihi Estuary. Matakana Island forms a natural barrier between Tauranga Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.
WHAKATANE DISTRICT COUNCIL - Sometimes climate and natural environment get together and turn on something special. They've done so for us. Whakatane rests in the Coastal heart of the Eastern Bay of Plenty, where a mighty bluff rises above the Pacific Ocean. At our side, a river mouth boat harbour, spacious ocean beach and fertile countryside. Just an hour away, the cities of Rotorua and Tauranga with it's major export port. We're not a big place. (Fortunately.) We number around 16,800 in Whakatane township, and some 33,400 in the district as a whole.
OPOTIKI DISTRICT COUNCIL - While the Opotiki district accounts for 4% of the Bay of Plenty region’s population (9,375 people out of 224,365) the land resources contained within the district amounts to more than 25% of the region. The geographical diversity of the Opotiki district has a marked effect on population distribution. The district has the lowest population density in the Bay of Plenty region with 3.3 people per square kilometre. This section of the profile describes the most valuable resource of the district – its people. Most of the information used to do this comes from the 1996 Census of Population and Dwellings.
ROTORUA DISTRICT COUNCIL - Rotorua District is New Zealand's fourth largest district by population. Located in the Bay of Plenty, the Rotorua District centres on Rotorua City. Rotorua is around the southern shoreline of Lake Rotorua. It extends to include a substantial rural district encompassing 14 lakes, areas of geothermal activity and considerable areas of public open space. The economy is based on tourism, agriculture and forestry.
GISBORNE DISTRICT COUNCIL - Welcome to Gisborne, the first city in the world to see the sun each day, is located on the sunny East Coast of the North Island. The Maori name for the district is Tairawhiti which means "The coast upon which the sunshines across the water". Kaiti Beach, near the city, was where the Maori immigrational waka, Horouta, landed. It is also the first European landing place in New Zealand; Captain Cook sailed into Poverty Bay in 1769 and came ashore near the mouth of the Turanganui River.
WAIROA DISTRICT COUNCIL - Wairoa is a beautiful place - rich in Maori and European history, with a range of wilderness landscapes from mountains to the sea. It includes Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera National Park, the surf and fishing beaches of Mahia Peninsula, the thermal hot springs at Morere, with the sunny riverside town of Wairoa at its commercial, administrative and population centre. The Economy of the District is based on the rural sector. Approximately 60% of the total land is in productive use, of which some 48% is in pasture.
HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL - The district has many natural assets that allow varied year-round activities, which include surf beaches, rivers, lakes and native forest. Add to this the wineries on the plains and the urban areas offering shopping, entertainment and café experiences, and you have a fairly complete set of lifestyle options. Complimenting these factors is the well-developed social infrastructure, which includes extensive health a nd education services, as well as the recreational, personal and household services that are common among the developed economies of the world.
NAPIER CITY COUNCIL - Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco, the style of the 20th Century. Napier's Art Deco is unique, with Maori motifs and the buildings of Louis Hay, admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Napier is enhanced by palms and the angular Norfolk Island pines and bounded by fertile fruit and grape growing plains, dramatic hills and the shores of the South Pacific. In Napier, you can enjoy the legacy of its brave rebuilding and savour the spirit of the optimistic Art Deco era.
CENTRAL HAWKE'S BAY DISTRICT COUNCIL - The region’s “bread and butter” is still sheep and beef farming, pip and stone fruit, vegetable and grain crops, and dairy farming. However, non-traditional industries are being explored and finding success including top quality vineyards (part of our wonderful Hawke's Bay Wine Country). Our communities include Tikokino, Ongaonga, Takapau, Otane, Porangahau, Waipukurau, Waipawa, and the localities of Patangata, Kairakau, Elsthorpe, Oueroa, Omakere, Wanstead, Wallingford, Flemington, Mangaorapa, Ashley Clinton, Makaretu, Argyll, Pukehou and Aramoana. Along our coastline, hot sand swirls along seven beaches. In the West rise the Ruahine Ranges: host to hunting and tramping in native bush. Rivers with the best trout fishing in the world run through small towns with big hearts and great service industries.
TAUPO DISTRICT COUNCIL - The Lake Taupo District is a vibrant growing region with a diverse range of resources including forestry, agriculture, hydroelectric and geothermal energy, tourism scenic and recreational attractions. Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino are the three main urban areas in the district. There are also many lakeside settlements around the shores of Lake Taupo. In addition to stunning scenery the district has well developed accommodation, transport, recreation , attraction activity and event sectors. As well as gaining international re-known as a trout fishing destination the region is developing a reputation as a top event destination with an all year programme of sporting events and festivals.
NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT COUNCIL - New Plymouth has a vibrant shopping centre, which includes large retail complexes, speciality shops, interesting arcades, excellent supermarkets, bars, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Taranaki's close association with the arts means there is an abundance of galleries, craft and antique shops spread throughout New Plymouth and other towns. Many crafts people and boutique wineries welcome visitors to watch them work in their natural and beautiful surroundings. Overall shopping in New Plymouth is a relaxed, enjoyable affair. The traffic problems found in many big cities do not exist in New Plymouth.
STRATFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL - STRATFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL - Stratford, in the heart of Taranaki, is a destination which combines business with a great lifestyle. This region is full of opportunities, from sport to culture to business. Stratford is the gateway to Mount Taranaki and the Egmont National Park, and is bursting with famous gardens and parks, art galleries, terrific shopping with free parking, restaurants, affordable housing and a range of educational opportunities. The Stratford District is a brilliant holiday destination, particularly with the scenic beauty of the SH43 Forgotten World Highway. On the Stratford District Council website you will find information about the Council and the services it provides to the community.
SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL - The South Taranaki District Council has assembled a free business directory that lists more than 250 businesses in the South Taranaki District. Accommodation, restaurants and cafes, farm services, business services - find the contact details you need right here! If your business is not in our database and you would like it to be, just click here and we will add your details to the directory.
RANGITIKEI DISTRICT COUNCIL - The Rangitikei District is located in the River Region at the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, where State Highway 1 provides a passage through the middle of the district. Despite the accessible location, the wonders of the Rangitikei are still relatively unspoilt. Many of its best attractions are just a little off the main track. The Rangitikei River has created a spectacular landscape with towering white cliffs and deep gorges. Small towns throughout the district provide a break from travelling or great holiday spots in a rural setting. Friendly business operators provide top service and amazing attractions to the visitor.
MANAWATU DISTRICT COUNCIL - Manawatu District has one unique feature - its central location and its position as the gateway to four other regions: Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Rangitikei and Horowhenua. Two hours from Napier, Wellington and Mount Ruapehu, one hour from Masterton and three hours from New Plymouth, Manawatu residents have easy access to provinces offering some of the best beaches, vineyards and adventure playgrounds this country has to offer. More importantly though, Manawatu's central location gives the region huge economic advantages. With easy access to four seaports, seven airports, a major air-force base and two large military bases it is a highly strategic cargo, transport and business hub for the lower North Island and the country. While many Manawatu District residents (population 28,600) work in nearby Palmerston North, high numbers of Palmerston North residents drive in the opposite direction to work in Feilding.
TARARUA DISTRICT COUNCIL - Tararua District is a predominantly rural area especially suitable for sheep, cattle, and dairy farming. The large size of the district (424,000 hectares) and the fact that there are several small urban areas included within it provide significant challenges in terms of service delivery. Over a third of the workers in the district are employed in the agricultural industry. Other industries include food processing, textiles and retailing; all of these however, are insignificant compared with agriculture. Commercial forestry is a very new industry and the benefits will not be maximised for another 25 years.
WANGANUI DISTRICT COUNCIL - Wanganui offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to succeed. Located on the North Island's sweeping west coast, less than an hour by road to Palmerston North and only 2.5 hours to the nation's capital of Wellington, Wanganui has business opportunities and a lifestyle for everyone. With a population of 44,000, a stable workforce, temperate climate, ready access to all major highways, as well as rail, air and sea transport, Wanganui attracts a variety of industries, including light manufacturing, heavy engineering, agriculture, food processing and tanning. The education, health and service industries are also significant in the area.Wanganui has evolved to support a hinterland that produces primary products. The District is keen to encourage industries which are complementary to those already in the District, including those which add value to the primary sector.
HOROWHENUA DISTRICT COUNCIL - The vision for the Horowhenua is of being the best rural district in New Zealand. The focus is on maintaining and enhancing the richness of the district's rural diversity and character – its beaches, unique dune land complexes, coastal lowlands, sensitive dune-lakes, flora, fauna, Maori culture and heritage, settlements, rivers, streams, waters and mountains. The surrounding settlements in the Horowhenua including Foxton, Shannon and the smaller communities of Manakau and Tokomaru, have unique village characteristics which are all parts to the attraction of the area. Attractive and safe beaches at Waitarere, Foxton, Hokio and Waikawa are parts of the physical environment which give the Horowhenua a special flavour and character of its own.
CARTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL - Carterton today is a bustling rural town situated an hour and fifteen minutes drive from New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Due to it's close proximity to the capital, it's beautiful unspoilt landscape and friendly inhabitants, Carterton has become a popular place to live. It has interesting antique and craft shops, great eateries and a burgeoning wine industry that attracts many visitors. Carterton is known as the Daffodil Capital of New Zealand and has a spring daffodil fesitival each year that attracts thousands of visitors. Bulbs are planted along the roadside entrances to the town that herald spring with a glorious display.
SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL - In the south, the district boundary follows the coastline from the western end of Palliser Bay in Cook Strait to Honeycomb Rock, east of Martinborough. The western boundary follows the main divide of the Rimutaka and Tararua Ranges to Mount Hector, from which the boundary runs southeast across the Wairarapa Plains to the coast. The District includes the towns of Featherston, Greytown and Martinborough which are the main population centres.
MASTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL - Celebrate at one of Wairarapa's quality events. Toast Martinborough, New Zealand's most exclusive wine, food and music event, takes place amongst the vineyards of Martinborough. Carterton Daffodil Carnival is a local tradition since 1920 with seven acres of daffodils open to the public for picking. For the complete country horse racing experience try the Tauherenikau Race Days. Or you can choose from big game fishing, river fishing and surf casting in the Fishing Contests held over summer. Visit us soon in Wairarapa, your Capital Country Escape, we'd love to see you.
KAPITI DISTRICT COUNCIL - There are a wide range of excellent sporting and recreation facilities in the District. The Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course, rated in the top 100 courses of the world, hosted the 2000 New Zealand Golf Open and the 1999 Queen Sirikit Cup. The Kapiti Coast also has two other superb 18 hole courses located at Otaki and Waikanae, plus a 9 hole course in Paraparaumu. Also of international standard are the lawn bowling facilities. The Tararua Range, which forms the natural eastern boundary for the District, offers excellent opportunities to experience some of New Zealand’s most beautiful native bush. The Otaki and Waikanae Rivers also offer recreational opportunities.
UPPER HUTT CITY COUNCIL - Nestled by the Hutt River - unique in the world for its pristine condition and troutfishing grounds despite flowing through two cities - Upper Hutt is set amongst bush-clad hills with easy access to recreational pursuits ranging from quiet native forest and riverside walks and fishing to hunting, tramping and mountainbiking. It is the home of the internationally-recognised Wellington Golf Club at Heretaunga and the Wellington Racing Club at Trentham. The Karapoti mountain-biking event and an annual road cycling race also attract competitors from around the world.
PORIRUA CITY COUNCIL - Discover Porirua City - It's Amazing! Porirua City, pictured above, is nestled in a stunning harbour setting just 20 minutes north of New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Extending from Kenepuru Drive in the south to Pukerua Bay in the north, from Titahi Bay on the coast to Judgeford in the east, Porirua is a young city with a reputation for energy, creativity and talent. Porirua City's diverse population of 50,300 people* boasts the fourth highest average household income in New Zealand. With more than 56 of picturesque coastline, the city is an aquatic paradise – offering fishing, boating, windsurfing, scuba diving, swimming or relaxation by the beach.
HUTT CITY COUNCIL - The area is made up of numerous suburbs with their own unique characteristics. The fertile valley of the city is lush with parks and gardens and the surrounding hills have some of the best walking tracks and mountain biking tracks in the region. Safe swimming beaches delight crowds of young and old during summer and year-round visitors and locals enjoy the trip around to Pencarrow to Turakirae Head to glimpse the seal colony. Hutt City has a rich Maori heritage and thriving Marae. Well worth a visit is the Galleria (Konae Aronui Wananga) at 56-58 Guthrie Street to view and purchase locally made Maori craft.
WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL - Absolutely Positively Wellington - Various useful links to Wellingon City. Wellington is not only New Zealand's centre of government, but the country's cultural capital as well. The city is home to many museums, theatres and arts festivals, including Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the biennial Festival of the Arts. The city is situated alongside Wellington Harbour and surrounded by natural beauty. From the central business district, it is only a quick drive to find stunning countryside and rugged coastlines.
WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL - Greater Wellington promotes Quality for Life by ensuring our environment is protected while meeting the economic, cultural and social needs of the community. Our specific responsibilities include environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply. Some facts about the Wellington Region · The region covers a land area of 813,005 hectares and a maritime area of 786,700 hectares. There are 497 of coastline. · The population of the region is 445,400 (Statistics NZ, estimated resident population, June 2002). · Greater Wellington manages 320 of river channels and 280 of stopbanks. We are responsible for one of the largest flood protection schemes in New Zealand.
NELSON CITY COUNCIL - The Nelson Tasman region has a spectacular natural environment ranging from beaches to alpine wilderness, a lively artistic scene, adventure and leisure activities, fine food and wine, sophisticated cafés, shops and galleries and a reputation for hot summers and mild sunny winter weather. Nelson is a major destination for New Zealanders and hosts international visitors from all around the world. The Abel Tasman National Park includes the world famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track and some of the best sea kayaking in the world. This relatively easy four day Great Walk includes golden beaches, coastal forest, wide estuaries and rocky headlands.
TASMAN DISTRICT COUNCIL> - Tasman District is a large area. It covers 9,786 square and is bounded to the west by the Matiri Ranges, Tasman Mountains and the Tasman Sea. To the north Tasman and Golden Bays form its seaward edge, and the eastern boundary reaches the Spencer Mountains and the St Arnaud and Richmond Ranges. The Victoria Ranges form Tasman's southern boundary and the district's highest point is Mt Owen, at 1,875 metres. The landscape is diverse. From large mountainous areas to valleys and plains, sliced by such major rivers as the Buller, Motueka, Aorere and Takaka. There's lush bush and bird life, golden beaches, the unique 40 kilometre sands of Farewell Spit, and boundless fishing in our bays and rivers. These assets make the district irresistible to tourists and precious to those who live here.
MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL - Marlborough is a progressive, vibrant and changing region. The Marlborough District Council works to enable social and economic development in balance with environmental and community needs. This website has been created to provide information about the Marlborough District Council and its many functions, services and facilities. The aim is to help visitors to source relevant general information, answer specific questions and in many cases, act as a first point of contact for council assistance and advice. Tourism, local events, economic development and general information is also provided in the LINKS section.
BULLER DISTRICT COUNCIL - It is a pleasure to invite you to scan through some of the enormous benefits we have in our area of paradise. New Zealand is a fantastic country and our district in the northern area of the South Islands West Coast is truly the gem of the nation. The hospitality of our people is known worldwide. Our mountains with clean flowing streams and rivers that can change overnight to raging torrents have to be seen to be appreciated. For those who want to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area to those who crave excitement and adventure our district is unbeatable in its diversity and you are welcome to experience both.
GREY DISTRICT COUNCIL - The TranzAlpine train arrives from and departs to Christchurch daily, and there are air services to/from Greymouth airport. Daily transport services to and from other South Island and West Coast centres are provided by a number of coach and shuttle companies. The Greymouth/Blackball area offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including quad bike and 4X4 off-road, mountain biking, river & cave rafting, canoeing, caving, climbing, guided walks & tours, scenic flights, helicopter flights and glacier landings, surfing, gold panning and much more. You will also find fine jade carving, several art galleries and museums, and a variety of café, dining and accommodation services.
WESTLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL - The site promotes the work of the Council and the happenings, activities and beauty of the region. Check out the Fix-o-gram, the Gallery where images may be sent as postcards, and the Wildfoods Festival. Bordered by the unpredictable Tasman Sea on the west and the towering Southern Alps on the east, Westland District stretches some 400 north to south. Within its boundaries are found waves of ice, rugged beaches, bush-clad mountains and crystal lakes hugged by ageless trees. A short trip from Christchurch through an ever-captivating mountain pass changing with the seasons, or through the southern evergreen Gates of Haast, entry into Westland offers a multiplicity of opportunities for visitor and resident. Nature has richly endowed our District with stunning and spectacular scenery.
KAIKOURA DISTRICT COUNCIL - Welcome to the Kaikoura District Council and the local government website for the Kaikoura District of New Zealand. Kaikoura is a Green Globe 21 Certified Community: we are committed to sustaining our environment by managing and improving our impact and were one of the first Councils to adopt a Zero Waste Policy. Our website offers both tourist information for those who visit Kaikoura and community information for local people.
HURUNUI DISTRICT COUNCIL - Situated some 30 minutes north of Christchurch the Hurunui District begins at Leithfield and extends to the Conway River just south of the Kaikoura Peninsula. Few regions offer the diversity and stunning surroundings of the Hurunui District, which is bordered on the west by the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps and on the east by the rich oceanic waters the Pacific. Hurunui offers lifestyle, adventure, and a chance to experience the rich history and culture of rural New Zealand. Its small towns offer a window into New Zealand's rural heartland. Seasons often vary dramatically with searing summers and snowfalls in winter. Autumn temperatures are mild with stunning seasonal colours, while exotic flowers, green pastures and lambs dominate the spring landscape.
WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT COUNCIL - The Waimakariri District takes its name from the most significant river in the area, and the word from Maori translates as "river of cold rushing water". The Waimakariri District today is made up of small rural towns, country villages, farmland, forests, mountains and beaches. The Southern Alps, the Waimakariri River, and the Pacific Ocean to the east make up the district's boundaries. Clean air, sunshine, recreational facilities, and an appealing rural lifestyle continue to draw people to the small country towns and surrounding areas. Those who live in the larger towns - Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford and Woodend - enjoy the benefits of rural surroundings, while still being a mere 30 minutes from Christchurch city. These four towns are home to 68 percent of the district's 28,000 residents, many of whom commute into Christchurch to work.
CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL - The garden city of New Zealand - Experience all that our city has to offer and enjoy your time in our beautiful city. Excitement - relaxation - sunshine and snow - world class sporting and cultural events - wining, dining and accommodation - unique attractions and activities - and all within two hours of Christchurch International airport. Around every corner there are new surprises. Each day provides a new and different adventure when you visit us. You can choose to relax in a punt on the Avon River and drift through the city, or plunge towards the ground attached to only a bungy cord.
BANKS PENINSULA DISTRICT COUNCIL - There are many activities available for everyone in Lyttelton. Head out onto the harbour for a dolphin watching cruise, go sailing, take the ferry across to Diamond Harbour and explore this peaceful settlement, or explore Quail Island, on a day trip. During the summer there are guided tours to Ripapa Island. You can swim at safe sunny beaches, or explore the rocky shorelines. The Lyttelton Timeball stands high on the skyline, and is worth a visit. The Museum has an excellent collection of historic artefacts. There is a wide range if interesting walks. There’s a walk around the historic inner town, or choose to walk the Port Hills with spectacular views across the harbour and Canterbury. Mountain bike around the Port Hills, or drive along many of the scenic roads along the summit, or around the bays.
SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL - Whether Selwyn District is your home or your destination, its astonishing diversity will capture you. It might be the power of the great rivers or the calm of a tranquil field, the exhilarating solitude of a high country ski run or the hum of a country festival, the thrill of university enlightenment or age-old wisdom shared in a country pub - these are the experiences that make Selwyn your place. Selwyn District has something for everyone - spectacular scenery, arts and crafts, lovely picnic spots, walkways and friendly small towns where visitors are always welcome. Read on or visit our district promotional website www.selwyndistrict.co.nz/welcome.php
MACKENZIE DISTRICT COUNCIL - Incredibly clear starry nights, brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green, snow-capped mountains and glaciers contribute to a truly breathtaking experience. This is a powerfully emotive landscape, over one million acres of high golden tundra encircled by sky piercing mountains - so come, put yourself in touch with nature in one of its grandest schemes - Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie - New Zealand’s treasure highland. The Mackenzie Country is dramatic, its vast landscape punctuated by stunning glacial lakes and the bold man-made canal system which delivers hydro-generated energy to the cities and towns of New Zealand.
TIMARU DISTRICT COUNCIL - Within the gentle curve of the South Canterbury coastline the Timaru District covers 2,602 square of diverse landscape. Attractive towns, lush pasture, rolling downlands, green hills and clean rivers lie in the lee of New Zealand's magnificent Southern Alps in the west. The District's north and south boundaries are naturally defined by two rivers, the Rangitata and the Pareora, both known for good fishing and swimming. A stretch of land in the northwest corner of the District sweeps through 64 kilometerskilometerskilometerskilometerskilometerskilometerskilometerskilometerskilometersyachtkilometersyachtkilometers of dramatic scenery beyond the Rangitata Gorge to Mesopotamia Station in the high country.
WAITAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL - We enhance the quality of life of our residents by managing in trust community assetts, administering environmental standards and promoting the district, capitalising on our uniqueness and daring to be different. In 2001 the Waitaki District Council made a landmark decision. It adopted a 10 year economic development plan for the district. Designed by local industry to facilitate economic development, the plan is currently being implemented by the Waitaki Development Board. The Council, the Board and local industry leaders are committed to the vision of: “Working together to build a strong and diverse economy that enhances our traditional community values, our considerable resources, our environment and lifestyle."
WAIMATE DISTRICT COUNCIL - Waimate, Centre of the South, New Zealand has Edwardian buildings lining the main street of this charming peaceful country town. Tall trees and a taller concrete silo mark Waimate, a centre for farming, forestry and berryfruits. The Whitehorse, on the Hunter Hills, is made from concrete slabs and commemorates the Clydesdale horses which were originally used to break in the land. The Waimate walkway leads to the Whitehorse Lookout which is also accessible by road.
QUEENSTOWN LAKE DISTRICT COUNCIL - Queenstown has been named the Adventure Capital of the World. This is due to the vast variety of adventure activities offered in the region, ranging from the mild to the wild. The activities offered include at least three different bungy jumping sites, a choice of jet boat ride, paragliding, sky diving, 6 fields to skiing and snowboard, river rafting, a range of safaris including snowmobile, four wheel drive, cycle and motor bike treks and so on. For a directory of activities click on the following link: http://www.queenstown-nz.co.nz/information/Activities/ The region also has a great variety of leisure activities such as wine tours, sightseeing tours, guided walks, scenic flights, museums and so on. Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Hawea, Luggate and Makarora make up the Queenstown Lakes District.
CENTRAL OTAGO COUNCIL - This is a remarkable place, and we are living through remarkable times. Many New Zealanders carry a part of Central Otago in their hearts - perhaps because we trace our families back to goldfields pioneers, or we have visited to ski in winter or mountain bike in the summer, or to make the most of the district's many holiday and recreation opportunities. Central's iconic landscapes speak strongly from so many magazine and newspaper pages, and from the silver screen. This is Lord of the Rings country, the land of The Southern Man, and unmistakeably beautiful. We are not just a great place to visit. Central is one of the world's hot investment destinations. Whether your interests be world-class wine, cherries, apricots, peaches and apples, deer or dairy cattle or fine-wool sheep, tourism, film-making, outdoor recreation or simply unparalleled opportunities to create unique lifestyles, this is the place to be, and to invest.
DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL - A warm welcome awaits you in our city - Welcome to Dunedin, New Zealand! We're proud to welcome you to the City of Dunedin website, and look forward to letting you know all about our City. Dunedin offers many opportunities for exploration of our wonderful environment. Partly this is due to the proximity of nature reserves, many found within the city boundaries. Seals, albatross and penguins are all found on the city's doorstep! So get out and about and experience Natural Dunedin. The City of Dunedin can offer you a walk on the wild side... The wild side of nature that is ! Otago Peninsula is a wildlife haven, offering excellent viewing of birds, seals, dolphins and other marine life.
OTAGO DISTRICT COUNCIL - The Otago Regional Council is the caretaker for Otago's land, air and water. Part of its work is to monitor the environment to ensure that it is protected for use and development now and in the future. In addition the Council carries out extensive work on climate and regional development issues. The Council is leading the way with growOTAGO, a three year soil and mapping project for the whole region; monthly Climate and Pasture Outlooks for the southern region, freely available to landusers and on this website, and publications explaining Otago's unique climate. Twice a year the Council publishes Otago Outlook, a comprehensive survey of Otago's economy. Other Council activities include: Policy Development – plans, guidelines and rules are developed to assist in the management of Otago's natural resources. Resource Consent Administration – the Council regulates those activities which may harm our environment, to ensure that resources are used wisely and carefully.
CLUTHA DISTRICT COUNCIL - "The unique diversity of resources and landscapes within the Clutha District offers many special lifestyle and employment opportunities. Combine this with the innovative and pioneering spirit of the district's farmers and business leaders and it's not hard to see why Clutha's economy is expanding rapidly."
GORE DISTRICT COUNCIL - If you are a resident of the Gore district visiting this site, I hope that you will find the information available practical and useful. If you are a visitor, I would like to welcome you to the Gore district which has many wonderful and exciting attractions. The Gore District is located at the south end of the South Island, New Zealand. By road it is 150km south west of Dunedin and 60km north east of Invercargill and 160 km south of Queenstown. There are international airports in both Dunedin and Queenstown. The Gore District covers an area of 1250km² and as at the 2001 census has a population of around 12,500. The two main towns in the district are Gore and Mataura with smaller settlements of Pukerau, Waikaka and Mandeville.
SOUTHLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL - There's much more to the Southland District than many would have you believe. Whispers of "New Zealand's best-kept secret", from those that have explored and discovered the true soul of the District, are intended to protect and preserve this unique and largely untouched corner of New Zealand. Southland District is an area of contrast: Fiordland is a rugged wilderness with mountains, lakes and fiords. The main developed area consists of rolling hills and plains where most of the towns lie and over twenty-seven quality rivers and streams traverse the land. Across Foveaux Strait is Stewart Island which is rich in native bush and home to native wildlife, including the famous kiwi.
INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL - Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the commercial heart of Southland. Flat and easy to get around, Invercargill offers all the trappings of city life with few of the drawbacks. It offers an excellent range of shops, a focused business district, lively cafe/bars and restaurants and late night entertainment. The inner city upgrade has transformed the city center into a modern, attractive and vibrant heart of the city. The variety and number of heritage buildings in the city centre add to Invercargill’s character. Highlights of the city include Historic Buildings, art galleries, the Southland Museum and parks and gardens.
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