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  Central Otago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central Otago is the inland part of the New Zealand region of Otago in the South Island.
The area commonly known as Central Otago includes both the Central Otago District and the Queenstown-Lakes District to the west.
The former Otago Central Railway, which ran through most of the major towns of Central Otago, was also referred to as 'the Central'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Otago   (371 words)

 Central Otago Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rush started at Gabriel's Gully but spread throughout much of Central Otago, leading to the rapid expansion and commercialisation of the new colonial settlement of Dunedin, which quickly grew to be New Zealand's largest city.
The presence of gold in Otago and on the West Coast during this time was known, but the geology of the land was different from that of other major gold-bearing areas, and it was assumed the gold would amount to little.
Māori had long known of the existence of gold in Central Otago, but had no use for the metal, as they relied on greenstone for weaponry and tools, and used greenstone, obsidian and bone carving for jewellery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Otago_goldrush   (1208 words)

 Otago - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The village of Otakou on the Otago Peninsula served as a whaling base during early years of European economic interest in the east coast of Murihiku around 1840.
The Otago Settlement, sponsored by the Free Church of Scotland, materialised in March 1848 with the arrival of the first two immigrant ships from Greenock on the Firth of Clyde -- the John Wickliffe and the Philip Laing.
Central Otago area produces excellent quality wine made from the Pinot Noir grape.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Otago   (450 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Otago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Otago {{audioen-nz-otago.oggpronunciation}} is a region of New Zealand in the south-east of the South Island.
The Central Otago area produces excellent quality of wines made from varying varities such as the Pinot Noir, Chardonay, Savignon Blanc, Merlot and Reisling grapes.
The Otago electorate is currently represented in parliament by Jacqui Dean of the New Zealand National Party.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Otago   (486 words)

 Dunedin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1852 Dunedin became the capital of the Otago Province, the whole of New Zealand from the Waitaki south.
Otago Girls High School (1871) is said to be the oldest state secondary school for girls in the Southern Hemisphere.
The climate of central Dunedin is cool temperate, and is greatly modified by its proximity to the ocean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dunedin   (3693 words)

 Lawrence, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is located on the main route from Dunedin to the inland towns of Queenstown and Alexandra, 35 kilometres to the northwest of Milton, and close to the Tuapeka River, a tributary of the Clutha.
Lawrence's main claim to fame is of being the focal point for Otago's 1860s gold rush, after the discovery of the metal at nearby Gabriel's Gully by Gabriel Read.
In 1877, a branch line railway was built from the Main South Line to Lawrence, and the town remained the terminus of the line until an extension was built in 1910.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lawrence,_New_Zealand   (242 words)

 GoldRush Multisport Event, Otago New Zealand - bike, run, kayak race
Goldrush is a 375km Multi-sport event, set in the back country of Central Otago following the old trails opened up by the pioneers in their search for gold.
Goldrush is a well organised event, characterised by the high quality of marshals, timekeepers and the many helpers who make the athletes' and support crews' jobs easy.
Central Otago and Goldrush offers visitors an outdoor experience, unequaled anywhere in New Zealand, with the vast countryside and very special locations in which the evening camps are set.
www.goldrush.co.nz   (482 words)

 Dunedin, New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Dunedin, New Zealand, in Otago, New Zealand is a university town (population 112,000) which snuggles into the hills and valleys round Otago Harbour.
It was founded in 1848 as a Scottish settlement by the Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland.
The University of Otago is located in Dunedin and is the oldest in New Zealand, founded in 1869.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/d/du/dunedin__new_zealand.html   (385 words)

 Education Otago New Zealand Oceania Regional
blanc from Marlborough and pinot noir from Martinborough or Central Otago.
Mr Chong said the Otago University Students Association (OUSA) had advice that the code fell outside both the provisions of the Education Act, under which it...
This is why Otago University students are so distressed as they discover that their...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Oceania/New_Zealand/Otago/Education   (325 words)

 Central Otago Wine Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Central Otago is New Zealand’s highest and the world’s most southerly wine growing region.
The very first Central Otago vineyard was planted near Clyde in 1864.
Jean Desire Feraud was attracted to the area during the Dunstan goldrush of 1862.
www.mdmgs.com /CentralOtago.htm   (281 words)

 Wild Central, Neville Peat, Brian Patrick, Otago University Press, New Zealand
For the people who know it, 'Central' Otago conjures up images of a diverse landscape - snow-clad peaks, rocky outcrops in a parched terrain, the mighty Clutha River carving its way through the land to the sea, and the wide, windswept Maniototo.
Goldrush history, high country farms, Roxburgh apricots, skiing and bungy-jumping and the burgeoning wine industry all combine to give the region a unique flavour.
The dryness of Central Otago has preserved an astounding array of fossil creatures from the past few thousand years - extinct birds, bats, tuatara and possibly the world's largest gecko.
www.otago.ac.nz /press/booksauthors/backlist/wild_central.html   (451 words)

 Central Otago District Council
The horticultural division of the Otago Polytechnic at Cromwell plays an equally valuable role.  The polytechnic offers a variety of horticulture-related training courses as well as advice on the commercial viability of new plant varieties.  In this respect a call on the Polytechnic’s New Crop Centre (www.cropcentre.co.nz) is a vital first step.
Central Otago is fast making a name for itself, domestically and internationally, as a source of premium wines.
Though winegrowing is now well established in Central Otago there is plenty of scope for further development.  Suitable land is still available but is now attracting good prices.
www.codc.govt.nz /services/economicdevelopment/growthprospects   (379 words)

 Otago : Central Otago, Otago New Zealand, Central Otago, Otago New Zealand
Otago is often called the golden country due to its goldmining associations, vivid autumn colours and apricot orchards.
The Central Otago region is the only one to experience a continental climate, having the hottest summers and coldest winters in New Zealand.
Old trails that provided access for thousands of miners in the gold rush of the 1860s can still be seen winding over the hills, along with stone cottages, cleverly-engineered water channels, mines and machinery associated with the gold rush.
www.tourism.org.nz /regions/otago.html   (245 words)

 Central Otago New Zealand - Heart of the South- Clyde
In pre-eruopean times the Murihiki Maoris (the Southern South Island) used several route-ways through Central Otago, including the Clutha River to carry their precious nephrite and greenstone from the Haast on the West Coast.
A stone wall, built originally in 1887 and restored in 1990, surrounds this ten acre (four hectare) cemetery where many pioneers, early settlers and goldminers who moulded the fabric of Central Otago's history are buried.
French goldminer, Jean Desire Feraud, came to Central Otago during the Dunstan Goldrush in 1862.
www.nzsouth.co.nz /centralotago/clyde.html   (841 words)

 Central Otago New Zealand - Events
Ranfurly in Maniototo, Central Otago is a rural art deco oasis.
Otago Goldfields Cavalcade and Goldpanning Championships - Trails for walkers, riders and wagonners converging on host town in the goldfields.
Goldrush Multisport Event - The spectacular hills, trails and rivers of Central Otago, which once buzzed with goldminers last century, are now the venue for a 3 day multisport event held Otago Anniversary weekend (March) each year, which includes running, kayaking, cycling and mountain biking.
www.nzsouth.co.nz /centralotago/events.html   (217 words)

 About Goldrush - Central Otago multisport endurance race New Zealand
Central Otago has long held a sense of mystique, with its rugged rocky landscape, the majestic Clutha River winding its way through the quiet valleys and the trails which crisscross the hills, the legacies of many hardy souls who discovered this sometimes desolate, but beautiful countryside we now call Central Otago.
Many of the visitors to Central travel to see the numerous old mining sites scattered around the countryside, and marvel at the sheer tenacity that the first gold miners showed in searching for that precious metal called "GOLD".
When you compete in Goldrush, many of the tracks the race goes over pass these relics of history, and you can imagine the struggles that these early settlers had in setting up the many water races for sluicing the gold and roads to access their claims.
www.goldrush.co.nz /about_goldrush.html   (323 words)

 Central Otago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Recently the cool climate varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir have been recognised as being especially suitable, and as the vines age even better wines can be expected, as the plantings are new and still increasing.
Shibboleth The colloquial name for Central Otago is simply "Central".
Genuine Kiwis do not talk about being in Central Otago or going to Central Otago - they simply talk about being or going "up Central".
centipedia.com /index.php?title=Central_Otago&action=creativecommons   (334 words)

 4barsrest.com | news | > Otago Southland Regional Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Otago Southland regional contest is to be held this weekend in beautiful Roxburgh (NZ).
The first New Zealand regional contest of 2006 is to be held in the beautiful town of Roxburgh in the Otago region of the South Island.
It is on the main highway linking Central Otago (in which it lies) with the city of Dunedin, 155 km to the east.
4barsrest.com /news/detail.asp?id=2948   (300 words)

 The Ultimate Dunedin Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Known in Maori as Otepoti, the city stands on the hills and valleys surrounding the head of Otago Harbour.
The cityscape glitters with gems of Victorian and Edwardian architecture - the legacy of the city's gold-rush affluence - including Larnach Castle, Olveston, First Church, and the magnificent Dunedin Railway Station.
Duncan Boyes was buried in Dunedin in 1869.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Dunedin   (1315 words)

 Register of Historic Places
The Young Australian gold mine was established high in the Carrick Range behind Bannockburn in Central Otago in 1872.
Because Otago is one of the driest areas of New Zealand, water was scarce, and to make this wheel operate, water had to be brought to the site along the 34km Carrick water race, the construction of which, in difficult terrain, was a major feat in itself.
It demonstrates the process of quartz mining in the Otago region, and it is testimony to the efforts people expended to extract gold, within a harsh climate and difficult terrain.
www.historic.org.nz /Register/ListingDetail.asp?RID=342   (517 words)

The city founders designed the street layout and names to closely match that of Edinburgh, and some quirky streets were created with little consideration for topography.
The cityscape glitters with gems of Victorian and Edwardian architecture - the legacy of the city's gold-rush affluence - many including First Church and Larnach Castle designed by one of New Zealand's most eminent architects R A Lawson.
Dunedin features the world's most southern motorway: this 10 kilometre divided highway section of State Highway One (SH1) runs from the centre of the city to the southern suburb of Mosgiel.
www.governpub.com /Capitals-D/Dunedin.php   (1677 words)

 Central Otago :: New Zealand
Located in Central Otago, New Zealand - the world's southernmost winemaking region.
Hawkdun Rise - A small Central Otago vineyard that produces Pinot Noir.
Three Miners - Alexandra boutique winery that specialises in producing Pinot Noir, with plans to release Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris in the future.
recreation.gourt.com /Food/Drink/Wine/New-Zealand/Central-Otago.html   (2142 words)

The region is a six-hour drive from Christchurch, the South Island's major city, past the spectacular snow-capped Mount Cook along the kind of twisting roads that make you feel trapped in one long car advert (manufacturers bring their latest models from all over the world to film ads here).
It is the fastest growing and fastest ripening.' The most southerly wine-growing region in the world, Central Otago's brilliant sunlight is tempered by a dry climate and cool nights that prolong the grape's growing season.
At Cromwell, we turn into a small industrial estate housing the Central Otago Wine Company, a boutique winery co-owned by Neill that bottles wine for 10 small producers in the region.
wonderfulsamneill.freewebspace.com /about2.html   (4919 words)

 Scoop: A New Goldrush Is About To Hit Central Otago
The ninth annual Goldrush multisport event is taking place on Otago Anniversary Weekend 19-21 March 2005 over 375 kilometres of Central Otago's rugged ranges, deep rivers and remote trails.
Goldrush co-organizer Neville Grubb says interest in the event continues to grow each year.
"The Goldrush is a test of willpower and endurance, and provides an adrenaline rush for all involved," he says.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/CU0503/S00095.htm   (1200 words)

 Dunedin - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago.
It is Known in Māori as Ōtepoti, the city stands on the hills and valleys surrounding the head of Otago Harbour.
October - Otago Festival of the Arts (and Fringe Festival) - every second year
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Dunedin   (1956 words)

As at 1.05am on the 1st September the Goldrush had 500 persons registered.
Goldrush Tours: The Cheapest way from Kalgoorlie to Perth!
Goldrush Visa and Danell Diamond Six test homozygous positive for GeneSTAR Marbling and Tenderness...
search.zimply.com /goldrush.html?keyword=goldrush   (332 words)

 TrekEarth | Blue Lake #1, St. Bathans Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The former gold and coal mining town of St. Bathans lies deep in the heart of the Maniototo in New Zealand's Otago region.
Blue Lake was formed by sluicing operations during the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s.
Note: this is my first outing using the new Fuji Velvia 100, which is a replacement for the 50 version.
www.trekearth.com /gallery/Oceania/photo292561.htm   (215 words)

 Central Otago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It only takes three to four hours from Dunedin by car to the Southern Lakes District, dominated by the majestic snow-laden mountains of Central Otago around Visitor Information Centre Queenstown and Visitor Information Centre Wanaka.
It is a goldrush town dating back to the 1860's with a main street lined with carefully restored buildings, an old goal, a Chinese goldminers' village and a ghost town.
The Autumn Festival in mid-April is dramatic, the town's trees seem to go deeper golds and brighter reds than those in any other place.
www.cityofdunedin.com /city?page=destination_central   (330 words)

Known in Maori as Otepoti, the city is built on the hills and valleys surrounding Otago Harbour.
Dunedin was founded in 1848 as a Scottish settlement by the Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland.
The town's name comes from Dun Eideann, the Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the Scottish capital.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/d/du/dunedin.html   (566 words)

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