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Invercargill and Southland’s smaller centres all grew steadily for the first three-quarters of the 20th century. The slowing rural economy from the mid-1970s affected the towns, but was less marked in Riverton/Aparima and Te Anau, which were also holiday and tourist centres. The buoyant Southland economy in the 2000s halted the decline of Invercargill.
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Source: New Zealand censuses 1891–20013