South Canterbury (New Zealand electorate)

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South Canterbury is a former parliamentary electorate, in South Canterbury, New Zealand.

Population centres[edit]

The electorate was rural, in the South Canterbury area of the South Island.

(To be completed)


The electorate existed from 1969 when it replaced the Ashburton electorate, to 1978, when it was renamed back to Ashburton.

Election results[edit]

Election Winner
1969 election Rob Talbot (National)
1972 election
1975 election


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.