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 (June 2). 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. Refresh page to view the images above - four of the photos are views on the opposite side of Four Peaks, the Fairlie Basin, looking back towards Four Peaks from Middle Rd, Sherwood Downs and a painting of the run "Ribbonwood" on the Two Thumb Range, Sherwood Downs, Fairlie.
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Photo of the month: Nectarine tree in bloom. It is early days and the blossom seems slower this year.
Quote of the month:
Press, 13 September 1922, Page 3
Speaking at Timaru on Monday last, Mr William Raymond made a forecast which will cause direfully warm feelings in Temuka and Christchurch. He said "Temuka will one day be a suburb of Timaru. There will be a line of houses on either side of the road connecting the two places; the industrial centre will be Washdyke and the residential part Gleniti, Timaru has a great future, and it will not be very many years before it will rival Christchurch." All this may prove true, but it is dead against the cherished convictions of every loyal Temukaite who declares "Washdyke is my washpot and Timaru is its suburb."
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