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Woodend is a town in the Waimakariri District, in the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand. It may have been named because it was on the edge of what was then called the Maori Bush, or after an early settler, Thomas Wooding.[2] It is situated with both the Waimakariri and Ashley Rivers running either side.

Woodend
Woodend in 2010
Woodend in 2010
Woodend is located in New Zealand
Woodend
Woodend
Coordinates: 43°19′S 172°40′E / 43.317°S 172.667°E / -43.317; 172.667Coordinates: 43°19′S 172°40′E / 43.317°S 172.667°E / -43.317; 172.667
CountryNew Zealand
RegionCanterbury
Territorial authorityWaimakariri District
Area
 • Total3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2018)[1]
 • Total3,100
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postcode
7610

The town has a population of 3,110 (June 2018).[3] It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of central Christchurch, and is a satellite town of the city; at the 2006 Census, 63% of employed Woodend residents worked in Christchurch.[4]

EducationEdit

Woodend School is Woodend's only school. It is a state co-educational full primary school[5] with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 308 students (as of March 2019).[6] The principal is Adrienne Simpson.

Notable residentsEdit

  • Anton Cooper (born 1994), cross-country cyclist and World Under 23 Cross-country champion[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (final)". Statistics New Zealand. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 421.
  3. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Commuting patterns in Christchurch -- Commuting patterns in New Zealand, 1996-2006". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  5. ^ Education Counts: Woodend School
  6. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ Richens, Matt (30 July 2014). "Anton Cooper wins with mountainbike gold". The Press. Retrieved 24 April 2016.