Greta River

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Greta River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Hurunui District
River mouth Hurunui River

The Greta River is a river in the Hurunui District of New Zealand. It flows north-east into the Hurunui River, which runs into the Pacific Ocean south of Cheviot, New Zealand. State Highway 1 follows the river for part of its route between Cheviot and Waipara. The locality of Greta Valley is to the east of the Greta River on the banks of the Waikari River.[1] The river was named by local runholders Sir Charles Clifford and Sir Frederick Weld in the 1850s after the Greta River in Yorkshire.[2]

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  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 72. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 380. 

Coordinates: 42°54′32″S 173°06′11″E / 42.90889°S 173.10306°E / -42.90889; 173.10306