Cust, New Zealand

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Cust
Village
The main street of Cust - Cust Rd
The main street of Cust - Cust Rd
Cust is located in New Zealand
Cust
Cust
Location in New Zealand
Coordinates: 43°18′40″S 172°22′55″E / 43.31111°S 172.38194°E / -43.31111; 172.38194Coordinates: 43°18′40″S 172°22′55″E / 43.31111°S 172.38194°E / -43.31111; 172.38194
Country  New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Waimakariri District
Electorates KaikouraORWaimakaririORBOTH
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)[1]
Population (2006)
 • Total 426
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode 7471 and 7475
Area code(s) 03

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Education[edit]

Cust School[5] is a state coeducational full primary school (years 1-8) with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 134 students (as of March 2014).[6] The principal is Robert Schuyt.

Demographics[edit]

Cust population by year
Census Pop. ±% Ref
1901 713 - [7]
... ... ...
2001 399 - [8]
2006 426 7Increase [8]
2013 447 5Increase [8]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

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.[9]

Climate[edit]

The average temperature in summer is 16.2 °C, and in winter is 5.9 °C.[10]

Month Normal temperature
January 16.8 °C
February 16.3 °C
March 14.6 °C
April 11.6 °C
May 8.3 °C
June 5.8 °C
July 5.3 °C
August 6.5 °C
September 8.9 °C
October 11.2 °C
November 13.3 °C
December 15.5 °C

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elections.org.nz/mapping/
  2. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 81. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  3. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. Map 178. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  4. ^ "Cust & Fernside". Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  5. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Cust School
  6. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 1 April 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "CUST". THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "StatsMaps - 2013 Census population and dwelling map". Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  9. ^ The early racing era, cams-racing.org.nz.
  10. ^ "Weather statistics for Cust, Canterbury (New Zealand)". yr.no. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

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