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Minor urban area
Woodend in 2010
Woodend in 2010
Country New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Waimakariri District
 • Total 5.09 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
 (June 2016)
 • Total 3,040
 • Density 597.2/km2 (1,547/sq mi)

Woodend is a town in the Waimakariri District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It is named after one of New Zealand's early settlers, Thomas Woodend. It is situated with both the Waimakariri and Ashley Rivers running either side.

The town has a population of 3,040 (June 2016). It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of central Christchurch, and is a satellite town of the city; at the 2006 Census, 63% of employed Woodend residents worked in Christchurch.

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