Cust, New Zealand
The main street of Cust - Cust Rd
|Territorial authority||Waimakariri District|
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)
|Time zone||NZST (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||NZDT (UTC+13)|
|Postcode||7471 and 7475|
Cust is a rural village in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located in North Canterbury and comes under seat of the Waimakariri District Council. It is located approximately 16 km east of Oxford and 17 km west of Rangiora. The town is named after Sir Edward Cust, who was a member of the Canterbury Association which organised European settlement of the area around 1850. Earlier names for the town were Moeraki Downs and Middleton-on-the-Cust.
|Cust population by year|
For more than 20 years, a metalled-road racing circuit at Cust was used as the venue for the New Zealand Grand Prix for motorcycling. The Easter event, last held in 1963, would swell the village population to 25,000.
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- Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. Map 178. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
- "Cust & Fernside". Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Cust School
- "Directory of Schools - as at 1 April 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
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- "StatsMaps - 2013 Census population and dwelling map". Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- The early racing era, cams-racing.org.nz.
- "Weather statistics for Cust, Canterbury (New Zealand)". yr.no. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
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