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Edwards River
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source Saint James Range
River mouth Waiau River
Length 15km

The Edwards River is a river located in the north of New Zealand's Canterbury region. It is the northern of the two rivers in New Zealand of this name.

A tributary of the Waiau River, it skirts the northern slopes of the Hanmer Range, flowing south then west for 15 km before joining the Waiau.

The river rises on the southern slopes of the Saint James Range, close to Mount Horrible and Mount Sadd. It initially flows south through a steep sided valley before turning westwards. In its middle reaches, the river's valley is broad and wide, with the river becoming a braided river with shingle banks. At its western end, it passes through a steep-sided gorge close to its junction with the Waiau.

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