Arrow River (New Zealand)
The Arrow River is a short river in Otago, New Zealand. It is a tributary of the Kawarau River, which in turn feeds into the Clutha. The town of Arrowtown lies on the Arrow. A very small amount of gold was discovered by Jack Tewa in the Arrow River in August 1862. In early October much larger finds were made by John McGregor and Peter Stewart of the McGregor and Low party  and by William Fox. They disagreed over who found gold there first. It was an important part of the Central Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s.
The river was originally called Haihainui- big scratches- by Māori who used to visit this area during summer for seasonal hunting (of birds) and gathering (of pounamu - greenstone).
- Lake Wakatip Mail , Issue 1661, 3 August 1888, Page 5
- Lake Wakatip Mail, Volume II, Issue 53, 31 October 1863, Page 5
- Lake Wakatip Mail, Volume II, Issue 54, 4 November 1863, Page 5
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