Richmond, New Zealand

Richmond (Māori: Waimea) is a town and the seat of the Tasman District Council. It lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand, close to the southern extremity of Tasman Bay. The town was first settled in 1842[2] and was named in 1854 after the town of Richmond on Thames near London. By 2014 it had an estimated population of 13,606.[3]

Richmond

Waimea
Town
The main street of Richmond, New Zealand
The main street of Richmond, New Zealand
Richmond is located in New Zealand
Richmond
Richmond
Coordinates: 41°20′S 173°11′E / 41.333°S 173.183°E / -41.333; 173.183Coordinates: 41°20′S 173°11′E / 41.333°S 173.183°E / -41.333; 173.183
CountryNew Zealand
RegionTasman
Territorial authorityTasman District
Founded1854
Government
 • MayorTim King
Population
 (June 2019)[1]
 • Total15,000

Although most of Richmond lies outside the boundaries of Nelson City, it forms part of the Nelson Urban Area for statistical purposes and is informally considered as part of Greater Nelson or the "Top of the South". The two unitary authorities co-operate for tourism-marketing purposes via "Latitude Nelson".

HistoryEdit

During the period 1853 to 1876, the Richmond urban area was administered as part of Nelson Province. With the Abolition of Provinces Act 1876, Waimea County was created, effective in January 1877. Richmond was included in the Waimea County boundaries, and served as the administrative headquarters of the county.

In 1891, the administrative authority for the urban area of Richmond was transferred from Waimea County to the Richmond Borough Council.[4]

Richmond Borough existed until the 1989 local government reforms, when the Tasman District was formed through the amalgamation of the Richmond Borough, Golden Bay County, Murchison County and Waimea County administrative areas.[5]

EducationEdit

General public schoolsEdit

Waimea College is a co-educational state secondary school for Year 9 to 13 students,[6][7] with a roll of 1638 as of March 2020.[8]

Waimea Intermediate is a co-educational state intermediate school for Year 7 to 8 students,[9][10] with a roll of 618.[11]

There are three state primary schools for Year 1 to 6 students:

Specialist schoolsEdit

Salisbury School is a state school for Year 3 to 10 girls with complex learning needs,[21] with a roll of 5.[22] It was established on 1616, on a homestead established by William McRae in 1850.[23]

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi is a co-educational state Māori language immersion school for Year 1 to 13 students,[24][25] with a roll of 53.[26]

Christian schoolsEdit

Garin College is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic school for Year 9 to 13 students,[27][28] with a roll of 526.[29]

St Paul's School is a co-educational private Christian school for Year 1 to 8 students,[30] with a roll of 257.[31]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2019". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Early Richmond". Theprow.org.nz. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ Growth Strategy 2014, Tasman District Council.
  4. ^ Fraser, Bryce; McLauchlan, Gordon (1986). The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Methuen Publishing. ISBN 978-0474001239.
  5. ^ Walrond, Carl (3 August 2015). "Nelson region - Government". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Waimea College Official School Website". waimea.school.nz.
  7. ^ "Waimea College Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  8. ^ "Waimea College Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  9. ^ "Waimea Intermediate Official School Website". waimeaint.school.nz.
  10. ^ "Waimea Intermediate Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  11. ^ "Waimea Intermediate Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  12. ^ "Richmond School Official School Website". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  13. ^ "Richmond School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  14. ^ "Richmond School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  15. ^ "Henley School Official School Website". henley.school.nz.
  16. ^ "Henley School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  17. ^ "Henley School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  18. ^ "Appleby School Official School Website". appleby.school.nz.
  19. ^ "Appleby School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  20. ^ "Appleby School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  21. ^ "Salisbury School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  22. ^ "Salisbury School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  23. ^ "Salisbury School Official School Website". salisbury.school.nz.
  24. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Official School Website". tuiatematangi.ac.nz.
  25. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  26. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  27. ^ "Garin College Official School Website". garincollege.ac.nz.
  28. ^ "Garin College Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  29. ^ "Garin College Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  30. ^ "St Paul's School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  31. ^ "St Paul's School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.

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