Lowcliffe

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Lowcliffe
Locality
Lowcliffe is located in New Zealand
Lowcliffe
Lowcliffe
Location of Lowcliffe in New Zealand
Coordinates: 44°07′S 171°35′E / 44.117°S 171.583°E / -44.117; 171.583
Country New Zealand

Lowcliffe is a lightly populated locality in the mid-Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.[1] It is situated on the shore of the Pacific Ocean between the mouths of the Hinds and Rangitata Rivers. Nearby settlements include Coldstream to the west by the Rangitata River, Longbeach to the east on the other side of the Hinds River's mouth, and Hinds to the north. The closest towns of significant size are Ashburton to the northeast and Geraldine to the west.

Lowcliffe is situated in a rural area that supports agricultural activities such as cropping, sheep husbandry, and dairy farming. It has a small primary school that caters for students from grade 1 to 8[2] and it has served the community continuously since its opening on 28 August 1893 with a roll of ten students.[3] In 2011, Lowcliffe School closed after 118 years of operation due to declining school numbers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Lowcliffe". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 21 March 2007. 
  2. ^ Lowcliffe School, Profile Archived 3 January 2005 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 21 March 2007
  3. ^ Lowcliffe School, History Archived 3 January 2005 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 21 March 2007

Coordinates: 44°07′S 171°35′E / 44.117°S 171.583°E / -44.117; 171.583