Flaxton, New Zealand facts for kids
|Territorial authority||Waimakariri District|
|Time zone||NZST (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||NZDT (UTC+13)|
Flaxton is a small rural community in between the towns of Rangiora and Kaiapoi in the Waimakariri District, New Zealand. Local businesses include Flaxton Equestrian Centre and Flaxton Manor, a bed and breakfast.
Flaxton is in the middle of what was once the Rangiora swamp. Plans for the drainage of this swamp (4000 acres) were prepared, and the first two miles of main drain were cut in about 1860. Two years later another two and a half miles were added, and also several branch drains. These drains have had the effect of drying the land, and lowering the level of the ground in places by as much as eight feet.
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