Hook River

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Hook River is a natural watercourse in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.[1] The river flows east from its source to the Wainono Lagoon, a fresh water lake beside the Pacific Ocean. On the way, it passes through the localities of Waiariari and Hook and is crossed by State Highway 1 and the Main South Line railway. Water from the river and an associated aquifer is used for agricultural purposes.[2]


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Hook River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2007. 
  2. ^ Environment Canterbury, Groundwater Allocation Zone Summary Report: Hook, accessed 22 October 2007.

Coordinates: 44°42′S 171°10′E / 44.700°S 171.167°E / -44.700; 171.167