Gummies Bush

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Gummies Bush
Gummies Bush is located in New Zealand
Gummies Bush
Gummies Bush
Coordinates: 46°17′S 168°01′E / 46.283°S 168.017°E / -46.283; 168.017
Country  New Zealand
Island South Island
Region Southland
Territorial authority Southland District
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) 9883
Area code(s) 03
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

Gummies Bush Farming locality 10 km on the west side of the Aparima River, 9 km north of Riverton, 18 km south from Otautau. Said to be named after whaler and later pig-farmer James Leader, nicknamed ‘Gummie’ because he had no teeth, who had a camp in the bush here.[1] To the Maori the area was known as Opuaki. Apparently named after a person, Puaki, a word which means "to come forth in position," or "to come forth in language - that is to utter.[2]


  1. ^ Wises New Zealand Guide Wises Publications Limited, Auckland 1987
  2. ^ Maori Place-names of Otago Author 1944. p 60

Coordinates: 46°17′S 168°01′E / 46.283°S 168.017°E / -46.283; 168.017