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Flaxton
Country  New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Waimakariri District
Electorates Waimakariri
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode
7691
Area code(s) 03

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.

History

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.

Climate

The average temperature in summer is 16.2, and in winter is 6.4.

Month Normal
temperature
January 16.7 °C
February 16.3 °C
March 15.0 °C
April 12.1 °C
May 8.8 °C
June 6.3 °C
July 5.8 °C
August 7.1 °C
September 9.4 °C
October 11.4 °C
November 13.5 °C
December 15.5 °C
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