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Otago (, Maori: Ōtākou ) is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.wikipedia
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Otago Regional Council

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Otago (, Maori: Ōtākou ) is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.
Otago Regional Council (ORC) is the regional council for Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.

Dunedin

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Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.
Dunedin (Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand (after Christchurch), and the principal city of the Otago region.

Weller brothers

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"Otago" is also the old name of the European settlement on the Otago Harbour, established by the Weller Brothers in 1831, which lies close to the modern harbourside community of Otakou.
The Weller brothers, Englishmen of Sydney, Australia, and Otago, New Zealand, were the founders of a whaling station on Otago Harbour and New Zealand's most substantial merchant traders in the 1830s.

Balclutha, New Zealand

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Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.
Balclutha (Iwikatea) is a town in Otago, lying towards the end of the Clutha River, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Queenstown, New Zealand

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Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.
Queenstown (Tāhuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island.

Wanaka

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Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.
Wanaka (Wānaka) is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.

South Island

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Otago (, Maori: Ōtākou ) is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.
Although the first Chinese migrants had been invited by the Otago Provincial government they quickly became the target of hostility from white settlers and laws were enacted specifically to discourage them from coming to New Zealand.

Janet Frame

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Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.
Frame spent her early childhood years in various small towns in New Zealand's South Island provinces of Otago and Southland, including Outram and Wyndham, before the family eventually settled in the coastal town of Oamaru (recognisable as the "Waimaru" of her début novel and subsequent fiction ).

South Otago

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Kaitangata in South Otago is a prominent source of coal.
As the name suggests, it forms the southernmost part of the geographical region of Otago.

Otago Association

The place later became the focus of the Otago Association, an offshoot of the Free Church of Scotland, notable for its high-minded adoption of the principle that ordinary people, not the landowner, should choose the ministers.
The Otago Association was founded in 1845 by adherents of the Free Church of Scotland with the purpose of establishing a colony of like-minded Scots in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, chiefly at Dunedin.

Otakou

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The name "Otago" is an Anglicisation of "Otakou", the name of the Māori village near the entrance to the harbour.
This prestandardised form was adopted by European settlers as the name for the surrounding area, the Otago region, and it is commonly mistaken as a European corruption of 'Otakou'.

William Cargill

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Captain William Cargill, a veteran of the Peninsular War, was the secular leader: Otago citizens subsequently elected him to the office of provincial Superintendent after the New Zealand provinces were created in 1853.
William Walter Cargill (27 August 1784 – 6 August 1860) was the founder of the Otago settlement in New Zealand, after serving as an officer in the British Army.

John Wickliffe (ship)

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The Otago settlement, an outgrowth of 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.
John Wickliffe was the first ship to arrive carrying Scottish settlers, including Otago settlement founder Captain William Cargill, in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Taieri Plain

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Initial settlement was concentrated on the port and city, then expanded, notably to the south-west, where the fertile Taieri Plains offered good farmland.
The Taieri Plain (also referred to in the plural as the Taieri Plains) is an area of fertile agricultural land to the southwest of Dunedin, in Otago, New Zealand.

Lawrence, New Zealand

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The 1860s saw rapid commercial expansion after Gabriel Read discovered gold at Gabriel's Gully near Lawrence, and the Central Otago goldrush ensued.
Lawrence is a small town of 474 inhabitants (as per the 2001 New Zealand census) in Otago, in New Zealand's South Island.

Arrowtown

Arrow Junction
Further gold discoveries at Clyde and on the Arrow River around Arrowtown led to a boom, and Otago became for a period the cultural and economic centre of New Zealand.
Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.

University of Otago

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New Zealand's first university, the University of Otago, was founded in 1869 as the provincial university in Dunedin.
The University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) is a collegiate university based in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Gabriel's Gully

The 1860s saw rapid commercial expansion after Gabriel Read discovered gold at Gabriel's Gully near Lawrence, and the Central Otago goldrush ensued.
Gabriel's Gully is a locality in Otago, New Zealand, three kilometres from Lawrence township and close to the Tuapeka River.

Māori language

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Otago (, Maori: Ōtākou ) is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.
Despite being officially regarded as extinct, many government and educational agencies in Otago and Southland encourage the use of the dialect in signage and official documentation.

Lake Wanaka

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Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea form the sources of the Clutha, the largest river (by discharge) in New Zealand.
Lake Wanaka is located in the Otago region of New Zealand, at an altitude of 278 meters.

Lake Hāwea

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Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea form the sources of the Clutha, the largest river (by discharge) in New Zealand.
Lake Hāwea is in the Otago Region of New Zealand, at an altitude of 348 metres.

Southland, New Zealand

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It included the territory of the later Southland Province and also the much more extensive lands of the modern Southland Region.
In 1852, James Menzies, leader of the Southland separatist movement, became the first Superintendent of the tiny Southland electorate which was still part of the large Otago region.

Lake Wakatipu

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Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea form the sources of the Clutha, the largest river (by discharge) in New Zealand.
It is in the southwest corner of the Otago region, near its boundary with Southland.

Taieri River

TaieriTaieri River mouth
The country's fourth-longest river, the Taieri, also has both its source and outflow in Otago, rising from rough hill country and following a broad horseshoe-shaped path, north, then east, and finally southeast, before reaching the Pacific Ocean.
The Taieri River is the fourth-longest river in New Zealand and is in Otago in the South Island.

Central Otago

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Travelling east from the mountains, the Central Otago drylands predominate.
Central Otago is located in the inland part of the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand.