Haupiri

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Haupiri
Haupiri is located in West Coast
Haupiri
Haupiri
Coordinates: 42°33′43″S 171°48′30″E / 42.56194°S 171.80833°E / -42.56194; 171.80833
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Grey District
Population (2013)
 • Total 531

Haupiri is a locality in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island. Greymouth lies to the west. The Ahaura and Haupiri Rivers run through the area.[1][2]

The population of the Haupiri statistical district, which covers a much larger area than the locality, was 531 in the 2013 Census, an increase of 150 people from 2006.[3]

Gloriavale Christian Community[edit]

Gloriavale Christian Community is a private commune 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of Lake Haupiri. It was set up in 1990 when its members relocated from Springbank Christian Community in North Canterbury. The community of over 400 members operate a number of businesses on their large land holding surrounding their base. The Gloriavale organisation has attracted controversy through the notoriety of its leader, Neville Cooper, now known as Hopeful Christian, who has convictions for sexual assault of community members,[4] and its categorisation by some within the wider Christian community as a religious cult.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 70. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 158. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place:Haupiri
  4. ^ Sensible Sentencing Trust - database
  5. ^ cults.co.nz - Cooperites

Coordinates: 42°33′53″S 171°48′42″E / 42.5647°S 171.8116°E / -42.5647; 171.8116