Kapuka South

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Kapuka South is located in New Zealand
Kapuka South
Kapuka South

Kapuka South is a locality in the Southland Region of New Zealand's South Island.[1] It is situated on Toetoes Bay and Waituna Lagoon. Kapuka and Ashers are to the north on the Southern Scenic Route.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture figures prominently in Kapuka South's economy due to its rural location. Significant lignite coal deposits are also located in the vicinity of Kapuka South. The Ashers-Waituna coalfield contains roughly 746 tonnes of recoverable coal. Exploratory work has been undertaken, but commercial mining has not yet taken place.[2]

Education[edit]

Kapuka South formerly had a primary school, Kapuka South School. It was open in the first half of the 20th century.[3] After its closure, the building became the Kapuka South Hall and between 2006 - 2008 became a Clay Target Gun Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Kapuka South". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 17 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Economic Development, "South Island Lignite", lasted updated 8 August 2007, accessed 17 November 2007.
  3. ^ National Register of Archives and Manuscripts, "Kapuka South School", accessed 17 November 2007.

Coordinates: 46°30′S 168°38′E / 46.500°S 168.633°E / -46.500; 168.633