Spring Creek, New Zealand

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Spring Creek
Spring Creek is located in New Zealand Marlborough
Spring Creek
Spring Creek
Coordinates: 41°27′38″S 173°57′46″E / 41.46056°S 173.96278°E / -41.46056; 173.96278Coordinates: 41°27′38″S 173°57′46″E / 41.46056°S 173.96278°E / -41.46056; 173.96278
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,617

Spring Creek is a locality in Marlborough, New Zealand. State Highway 1 runs past the settlement to the west, and the Wairau River flows past to the east. Picton is 22 km to the north, and Blenheim is 6 km to the south.[1][2]

The population of Spring Creek and Riverlands was 1,617 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 156 from 2001.[3]

Spring Creek has a railway classification yard on the Main North Line.[4]

The first European settlers were George Dodson, William Soper, and Dr Vickerman, in 1850.[5]

There was a major flood in 1926, when the Wairau River burst its embankments.[6]


Spring Creek School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 56.[7] A school was first founded in Spring Creek in 1861 or 1863[8] The present school was founded in 1873.[9][10]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 61. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 139. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Spring Creek-Riverlands
  4. ^ Marlborough Historical Society (2005). Click - A Captured Moment - Marlborough's Early Heritage. p. 177. ISBN 0-473-10475-X. 
  5. ^ A. D. McIntosh, ed. (1940). Marlborough - A Provincial History. p. 163. 
  6. ^ A. D. McIntosh, p 367
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Spring Creek School". Ministry of Education. 
  8. ^ A. D. McIntosh, pp 340, 343
  9. ^ Loveridge, Barry Ernest (1973). The centennial history and compilation of records of the Spring Creek School (formerly Marlboroughtown) and the Wairau Pa School, Marlborough, N.Z. 
  10. ^ Hale, Allen M (1954). Marlboroughtown Spring Creek School: A History and Compilation of School Records. Marlboroughtown Spring Creek School Jubilee Committee. Published ... on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the School, April 17th, 18th, and 19th, 1954