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Heidelberg, New Zealand

Heidelberg is a suburb of the southern New Zealand city of Invercargill. It is located to the southeast of the city centre.

Basic information
Local authority Invercargill City
North Newfield
East Rockdale
Southeast Tisbury
Southwest Kingswell
West Strathern
Northwest Georgetown

The area was called Conyerstown by its original pākehā owner, Thomas Agnew. He sold the land to settlers Joseph and Martin Metzger, who were both connected to Heidelberg in Germany.[1]

Notable features of the predominantly residential suburb include Elizabeth Park, a secondary school (Aurora College), and one of the city's main marae, Murihiku Marae. The suburb is roughly bounded by Regent Street in the east, Pomona Street in the west, and Centre Street and Tramway Road in the north and south, respectively.


  1. ^ Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 161. ISBN 9780143204107. 

Coordinates: 46°25.75′S 168°22.75′E / 46.42917°S 168.37917°E / -46.42917; 168.37917