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Avon River, New Zealand

See River Avon for other rivers of that name.

The Avon River is a river at Christchurch, New Zealand. It is known by the Maori as Otakaro or Putare Kamutu. It was named Avon by John Deans[?] in 1848 after the River Avon, Falkirk, Scotland. It flows all year round, obtaining water from artesian[?] sources. It flows into the Pacific Ocean via an estuary near Sumner.



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