Naseby, New Zealand

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Naseby is located in New Zealand
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For Naseby in Northamptonshire, England see Naseby
The historic precinct of Naseby, New Zealand

Naseby is a small town, formerly a borough, in the Maniototo area of Central Otago, New Zealand. It is named after a village in Northamptonshire, England. Previous names of the township were Parker’s, Hogburn and Mt Ida.[1]

An important township during the gold rush of the 1860s, much of the town has been preserved from this time and has something of the air of a working museum. At its peak, the population of the town was close to 4,000, but by the time administrative boundaries were changed in the 1980s, it had become New Zealand's smallest borough, with a population of only around 100.

As of 2012 Naseby has a reputation as a quiet holiday spot. The nearest town, Ranfurly, lies 15 kilometres away.

Winters in Naseby are very harsh; Naseby is one of New Zealand's principal curling venues. The town also has the Southern Hemisphere's only ice luge track (400m long).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untitled". University of Otago. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  • Wise's New Zealand guide: A gazeteer of New Zealand (4th ed.) (1969) Dunedin: H. Wise & Co. (N.Z.) Ltd.

Coordinates: 45°1′S 170°8′E / 45.017°S 170.133°E / -45.017; 170.133