Story: Rivers

Urban rivers (1st of 2)

Urban rivers

The gently flowing Avon River is one of the attractions of Christchurch. Rowboats and punts ply its waters, and city dwellers relax on the landscaped banks. Influenced by the city setting, it is quite different in character from wilder rivers in the countryside.

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David Young, 'Rivers - Types of river', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2021)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007