Eyrewell Forest

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Eyrewell Forest
Rural Area
Destruction of the forest the area is named after on 1 August 1975
Destruction of the forest the area is named after on 1 August 1975
Eyrewell Forest is located in New Zealand
Eyrewell Forest
Eyrewell Forest
Coordinates: 43°25′S 172°19′E / 43.42°S 172.31°E / -43.42; 172.31Coordinates: 43°25′S 172°19′E / 43.42°S 172.31°E / -43.42; 172.31
Country  New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Waimakariri District
Electorates Waimakariri
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)[1]
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode 7476 and 7495
Area code(s) 03
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

Eyrewell Forest is a small rural area in the Waimakariri District, New Zealand. About half of the area is forestland, which the area's name is derived from.

History[edit]

Due to Canterbury's lack of native forest, in the early 1900s the government planted exotic forests throughout North Canterbury, including Eyrewell Forest. On 1 August 1975, however, most of the forest was blown over by strong north-westerly winds.

Climate[edit]

The average temperature in summer is 16.2 °C, and in winter is 5.9 °C.[2]

Month Normal temperature
January 16.8 °C
February 16.3 °C
March 14.6 °C
April 11.6 °C
May 8.3 °C
June 5.8 °C
July 5.3 °C
August 6.5 °C
September 8.9 °C
October 11.2 °C
November 13.3 °C
December 15.5 °C

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