Pearse River

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Pearse River
Pearce resurgence.jpg
The Pearse resurgence, where water exits from Nettlebed Cave
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Arthur Range
River mouth Motueka River
Physical characteristics
Length 13 kilometres (8.1 mi)

The Pearse River is a river of the Tasman Region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows east from sources in the Arthur Range, reaching the Motueka River 20 kilometres southwest of Motueka.[1]

The source is the a resurgence near the Nettlebed Cave. The resurgence has been dived to a depth of 194 metres and a diver had died in one attempt. At least three undescribed species have been found by divers in the resergence.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Pearse River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Kirk, Stacey (27 June 2012). "Deep Cave Dive Reveals NZ Native". Fairfax NZ. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 

Coordinates: 41°14′S 172°49′E / 41.233°S 172.817°E / -41.233; 172.817