Kaniere

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This article is about the settlement in Westland. For the lake, see Lake Kaniere. For the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate, see HMNZS Kaniere (F426).
Kaniere
West Coast
Kaniere
Kaniere
Coordinates: 42°44′53″S 171°0′26″E / 42.74806°S 171.00722°E / -42.74806; 171.00722Coordinates: 42°44′53″S 171°0′26″E / 42.74806°S 171.00722°E / -42.74806; 171.00722
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Westland District
Population (2006)
 • Total 462

Kaniere is a locality in the Westland District of the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island. Hokitika lies to the north-west, and the Hokitika River flows past to the south-west.[1][2]

The population was 462 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 72 from 2001.[3]

The locality began about 1865 as one of the main alluvial gold fields of the West Coast gold rush.[4][5] A bush tramway laid with wooden rails was established from Hokitika by 1868, with cars drawn by horses.[6] A road followed by 1873.[7]

Education[edit]

Kaniere School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 115.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 69. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 156. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Kaniere
  4. ^ Rogers, Anna (2005). Illustrated History of the West Coast. p. 49. ISBN 0-7900-1022-4. 
  5. ^ "Hokitika River". Encyclopedia of New Zealand (1966). 
  6. ^ Rogers, p 63
  7. ^ Rogers, p 67
  8. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Kaniere School". Ministry of Education.