Flaxton, New Zealand

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Flaxton is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 43°21′S 172°38′E / 43.35°S 172.63°E / -43.35; 172.63Coordinates: 43°21′S 172°38′E / 43.35°S 172.63°E / -43.35; 172.63
Country New Zealand
Territorial authorityWaimakariri District
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)[1]
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code(s)03
Local iwiNgāi Tahu

Flaxton is a small rural community in between the towns of Rangiora and Kaiapoi in the Waimakariri District, New Zealand. Local businesses include Flaxton Equestrian Centre and Flaxton Manor, a bed and breakfast.


Flaxton is in the middle of what was once the Rangiora swamp. Plans for the drainage of this swamp (4000 acres) were prepared, and the first two miles of main drain were cut in about 1860. Two years later another two and a half miles were added, and also several branch drains. These drains have had the effect of drying the land, and lowering the level of the ground in places by as much as eight feet.[2]


The average temperature in summer is 16.2, and in winter is 6.4.[3]

Month Normal
January 16.7 °C
February 16.3 °C
March 15.0 °C
April 12.1 °C
May 8.8 °C
June 6.3 °C
July 5.8 °C
August 7.1 °C
September 9.4 °C
October 11.4 °C
November 13.5 °C
December 15.5 °C


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "FLAXTON". THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Weather statistics for Flaxton, Canterbury (New Zealand)". yr.no. Retrieved 29 November 2013.