Crushington, New Zealand

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Crushington is located in West Coast
Coordinates: 42°8′24″S 171°53′37″E / 42.14000°S 171.89361°E / -42.14000; 171.89361
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Buller District
Inanagahua River at Crushington

Crushington is a town in New Zealand. It is known as the birthplace of Olympic athlete John Edward "Jack" Lovelock.

The settlement is located three kilometres inland from Reefton, on the Lewis Pass road (State Highway 7) between the West Coast of the South Island and north Canterbury.

The town was originally a settlement for quartz-mining, and was named for the pervasive sound of quartz being crushed by the mine's machinery.


  • Reed, A. W. (2002). The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names. Auckland: Reed Books. ISBN 0-7900-0761-4. 

Coordinates: 42°09′S 171°54′E / 42.150°S 171.900°E / -42.150; 171.900