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    Types of river

    The character of a river is largely determined by the landscape through which it runs. Most New Zealand rivers flow through wild areas such as bush or hill country, and through farmland. Some also pass through towns and cities, such as the Avon in Christc ...

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    Hamilton west of the river

    Lake Rotoroa Lake south-west of the city centre, popular for recreation, including yachting. It is also known as Hamilton Lake. Its margins were planted in exotic trees in the 1920s and 1930s, and it is now encircled by a walkway. Waikato Hospital Regiona ...

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    Marae committee

    trustees. Where this arrangement exists, the marae committee is the first point of contact for booking the ... of meetings, keeping the booking diary for the marae, receiving and replying to correspondence, ...

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    Early liquor laws

    disorderly. This provision was still on the books in the 21st century.  Specific national laws applied to ...

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    Sharing kāwanatanga

    -2013/page/14/ (last accessed 28 May 2012). Back ...

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    Facts and figures

    Land area Taranaki: 7,213 sq km 1 New Zealand: 268,690 sq km Climate (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research data, 1981–2010) New Plymouth Mean temperature, January: 17.8°C Mean temperature, July: 9.5°C Mean annual rainfall: 1,386 mm Mean an ...

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    Arts and heritage

    Writers Early settler Jane Maria Atkinson left a valuable record of life in Taranaki through her letters. Taranaki ethnologist Stephenson Percy Smith co-founded the Polynesian Society in 1892 and edited its journal from New Plymouth.  Fiction on film John ...

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    Tropical cyclones

    From about October to April, intense storms known as tropical cyclones occasionally form in the tropics to the north of New Zealand. Generally much smaller than a typical low in New Zealand’s latitudes, they can have much lower pressures as well as hurric ...

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    Geology and climate

    Taranaki is a geologically young region, dominated by the 2,518-metre dormant volcano of Mt Taranaki (Taranaki Maunga). Taranaki Basin The Taranaki Basin is a large, sinking block, formed by movement between the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. Ove ...

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    Long-distance buses: 1940s onwards

    Wartime cuts During the Second World War, long-distance bus routes were cut by voluntary and compulsory restrictions – to about 40% of pre-war levels by 1943. Meanwhile the prices of petrol, tyres and spare parts rose by about one-third. Women drivers The ...

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