Dipton, New Zealand

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Dipton is located in New Zealand

Dipton is a small town in the Southland region of New Zealand. It is located 20 kilometres south of Lumsden and 60 kilometres north of Invercargill. From 20 October 1875 until its closure on 13 December 1982, Dipton was situated on the Kingston Branch railway.

Dipton is the hometown of New Zealand National Party leader and Prime Minister, Bill English, who was born in nearby Lumsden. It is also the birthplace of Todd Barclay, who succeeded English as the electorate MP for Clutha-Southland.[1]

Dipton is also close to the White Hill Wind Farm, completed in 2007 by New Zealand state-owned enterprise Meridian Energy.


  1. ^ "National Selects Todd Barclay For Clutha-Southland" (Press release). National Party. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

Coordinates: 45°54′S 168°22′E / 45.900°S 168.367°E / -45.900; 168.367