Stoke, New Zealand

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Stoke is one of the suburbs of Nelson, New Zealand. Stoke was named by William Songer, the personal servant of Captain Arthur Wakefield, after his birthplace Stoke-by-Nayland in Suffolk.[1] It lies between Richmond and Tahunanui. Stoke has a population of around 7000.[2] Stoke was voted 'Keep New Zealand Beautiful Peoples Choice Best Place in New Zealand' in 2010.[3]

Stoke is slightly right of centre (lying between Richmond (left) and Nelson on the far right.

Main attractions[edit]

Main attractions include:

Literary street names[edit]

A group of streets in Stoke have been named after famous literary figures. These streets lie between Main Road Stoke and Nayland Road, They include:

Kipling Crescent, Tennyson Crescent, Keats Crescent, Shelley Avenue, Marlowe Street, Browning Crescent, Dickens Street, Homer Street, Coleridge Place


There are four primary schools in Stoke

  • Stoke Primary School
  • Nayland Primary School
  • Birchwood Primary School
  • Enner Glynn Primary School

There is one intermediate school in Stoke

There is one Secondary School in Stoke


  1. ^ Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 377. ISBN 9780143204107. 
  2. ^ "Nelson Business Guide". Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Goodger, Karen (10 Dec 2010). "Beaut suburb is stoked at being NZ's top place". Nelson Mail (Fairfax New Zealand). Archived from the original on 2 Dec 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. The Nelson suburb traditionally joked about as being a retirement village is officially New Zealand's favourite place. Stoke was awarded the honour at the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards in Parliament last night... 

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