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The Waiau River

The Waiau River

The 178-kilometre Waiau River rises in the Spenser Mountains. It flows across the Hanmer and Culverden plains and through the Cheviot and Amuri districts and reaches the sea north of Gore Bay. It was bridged near the settlement of Waiau in 1883. This stretch is just south of Parnassus.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Cheviot district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10137/the-waiau-river (accessed 29 May 2020)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015