Bideford, New Zealand

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Bideford
Bideford is located in New Zealand
Bideford
Bideford
Coordinates: 40°53′S 175°53′E / 40.883°S 175.883°E / -40.883; 175.883Coordinates: 40°53′S 175°53′E / 40.883°S 175.883°E / -40.883; 175.883
Country New Zealand
RegionWairarapa
Territorial authorityMasterton District
ElectorateWairarapa
Government
 • MPAlastair Scott (National)
 • MayorLyn Patterson
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code(s)06

Bideford is a small rural settlement, located in the Masterton district in the Wairarapa region of the North Island of New Zealand. The town is located 35 kilometres northeast of Masterton and a similar distance southwest of Eketahuna. Bideford had a primary school until the Wairarapa school merge of 2004.

Name[edit]

The settlement is named after Bideford, Devon, and was previously known as Upper Taueru until 1878.[1]

Residents[edit]

  • John Falloon Member of Parliament lived in Bideford at the time of his death.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bideford". New Zealand History. Retrieved 28 June 2018.

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