Motueka River

Motueka
The Motueka River is located in the north of the South Island of New Zealand and is a popular tourist destination for watersports and fishing.wikipedia
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Motueka

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The Motueka River lies 60 kilometres to the south of Nelson, and flows for 120 kilometres, first through rough hill country and then the more gently undulating terrain southwest of Tasman Bay, passing by many small communities such as Ngatimoti, Woodstock, Riwaka, Brooklyn and many others as it makes it way its outflow into the bay close to the town of Motueka.
The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay.

Ngatimoti

The Motueka River lies 60 kilometres to the south of Nelson, and flows for 120 kilometres, first through rough hill country and then the more gently undulating terrain southwest of Tasman Bay, passing by many small communities such as Ngatimoti, Woodstock, Riwaka, Brooklyn and many others as it makes it way its outflow into the bay close to the town of Motueka.
The town lies on the banks of the Motueka River and has been inhabited since 1855 when the Salisbury brothers arrived in the river valley.

New Zealand State Highway 6

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These communities are connected to the town of Motueka in the north and SH 6 in the south by the Motueka Valley Highway.
The highway travels through the city of Nelson and nearby town of Richmond, continuing southwest across the plains of the Wairoa and Motueka Rivers.

Tasman Bay

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The Motueka River lies 60 kilometres to the south of Nelson, and flows for 120 kilometres, first through rough hill country and then the more gently undulating terrain southwest of Tasman Bay, passing by many small communities such as Ngatimoti, Woodstock, Riwaka, Brooklyn and many others as it makes it way its outflow into the bay close to the town of Motueka. The Motueka flows 116 km from the mountains 40 km west of the city of Nelson in the southeast of the catchment and flows north to the Tasman Bay.
Other rivers entering the sea along the coast of the bay include the Riwaka, the Motueka and Serpentine Rivers.

Motupiko River

Motupiko
The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
A major tributary of the Motueka River, it flows north from its origins southeast of the Hope Saddle, meeting the Motueka at Kohatu Junction, 15 kilometres west of Wakefield.

Nelson, New Zealand

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The Motueka River lies 60 kilometres to the south of Nelson, and flows for 120 kilometres, first through rough hill country and then the more gently undulating terrain southwest of Tasman Bay, passing by many small communities such as Ngatimoti, Woodstock, Riwaka, Brooklyn and many others as it makes it way its outflow into the bay close to the town of Motueka. The Motueka flows 116 km from the mountains 40 km west of the city of Nelson in the southeast of the catchment and flows north to the Tasman Bay.
The highway travels through the city and nearby town of Richmond, continuing southwest across the plains of the Wairoa and Motueka Rivers.

Woodstock, Tasman

Woodstock
The Motueka River lies 60 kilometres to the south of Nelson, and flows for 120 kilometres, first through rough hill country and then the more gently undulating terrain southwest of Tasman Bay, passing by many small communities such as Ngatimoti, Woodstock, Riwaka, Brooklyn and many others as it makes it way its outflow into the bay close to the town of Motueka.
It is located on the Motueka Valley Highway, close to the eastern bank of the Motueka River, some 20 kilometres southwest of Motueka, at the junction of the Motueka River and its small tributary, the Dove River.

Baton River

The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
It rises near the Baton Saddle in the Arthur Range and flows ESE then northeast before feeding into the Motueka River 2 km south of Woodstock.

New Zealand State Highway 61

Motueka Valley Highway61SH 61
These communities are connected to the town of Motueka in the north and SH 6 in the south by the Motueka Valley Highway.
The former SH 61 largely follows the valley of the Motueka River.

Dove River (Tasman)

DoveDove River
The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
It arises in hills between the Wai-iti River and Motueka River and flows north-west into the Motueka near the locality of Woodstock.

Pearse River

Pearse
The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
It flows east from sources in the Arthur Range, reaching the Motueka River 20 kilometres southwest of Motueka.

Wangapeka River

Wangapeka
The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
It flows generally northeast to reach the Motueka River 30 kilometres south of Motueka.

Tadmor River

Tadmor
The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
It flows generally north from its sources in the Hope Range to reach the Motueka River three kilometres northwest of Tapawera.

Rainy River (Tasman)

RainyRainy River
The Motueka has three major tributaries, the Motupiko River, Wangapeka River and the Baton River, as well as smaller tributaries called the Pearse, Dove, Tadmor, and Rainy.
The Motupiko River is a tributary of the Motueka River.

Integrated catchment management

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The aim of the research was to provide information to support the management of the environment of the area using an 'Integrated Catchment Management' (ICM) approach.

South Island

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The Motueka River is located in the north of the South Island of New Zealand and is a popular tourist destination for watersports and fishing.

New Zealand

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The Motueka River is located in the north of the South Island of New Zealand and is a popular tourist destination for watersports and fishing.

Granite

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The river runs through a wide band of granite and areas of recent alluvium, with a complex mix of sedimentary and igneous rocks, originating from the mountainous terrain of the Arthur Range which form the western boundary of the catchment area.

Alluvium

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The river runs through a wide band of granite and areas of recent alluvium, with a complex mix of sedimentary and igneous rocks, originating from the mountainous terrain of the Arthur Range which form the western boundary of the catchment area.

Sedimentary rock

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The river runs through a wide band of granite and areas of recent alluvium, with a complex mix of sedimentary and igneous rocks, originating from the mountainous terrain of the Arthur Range which form the western boundary of the catchment area. As well as the granites, the wide variety of rock types found along the course of the river include complex basement rock, ultramafic, old and young sedimentary rocks.

Igneous rock

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The river runs through a wide band of granite and areas of recent alluvium, with a complex mix of sedimentary and igneous rocks, originating from the mountainous terrain of the Arthur Range which form the western boundary of the catchment area.

Basement (geology)

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As well as the granites, the wide variety of rock types found along the course of the river include complex basement rock, ultramafic, old and young sedimentary rocks.

Ultramafic rock

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As well as the granites, the wide variety of rock types found along the course of the river include complex basement rock, ultramafic, old and young sedimentary rocks.

Brown trout

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The river is well known for its excellent Brown trout fishing throughout its entire length.

Didymosphenia geminata

DidymoRock snot
Precautions have been taken to control the spread of an invasive algae Didymosphenia geminata, commonly known as 'didymo' or 'rock snot', a species of diatom, in the Motueka River and its tributaries,.