The Halswell River is a river in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand. It rises in the Port Hills south of Christchurch and flows south into Lake Ellesmere. Parts of the river originally had the Māori names of Huritini (meaning "many turns"), Te Tau Awa a Maka and Te Heru o Kahukura. The river was renamed for Edmund Storr Halswell, who was a member of the management committee of the Canterbury Association and arrived in New Zealand in 1841.
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- ^ "Halswell - Library Names". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
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Coordinates: 43°44′59″S 172°36′21″E / 43.74972°S 172.60583°E