Kennington, New Zealand

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Kennington is located in New Zealand

Kennington is a town located in the Southland region of New Zealand's South Island. It is situated on the Waihopai River on the eastern outskirts of the city of Invercargill. It has very creative street names consisting of first, second, third, fourth and fifth street. Other nearby settlements include Longbush, Myross Bush, Rimu, and Woodlands.

State Highway 1 runs through the town, as does the Main South Line portion of the South Island Main Trunk Railway. Passenger trains have not operated since the cancellation of the Southerner on 10 February 2002, though it was an express service and local passenger trains that stopped in Kennington had ceased to operate decades earlier.

In the early 2000s (decade), a proposal to build a large incinerator in Kennington generated controversy and was ultimately abandoned. Some residents feared pollution from the incinerator would cause degradation in the quality of the town's air and bore and rain water.[1]


  1. ^ "Home - Community Recyclers New Zealand" (PDF). Community Recyclers New Zealand. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 

Coordinates: 46°24′S 168°27′E / 46.400°S 168.450°E / -46.400; 168.450