Grovetown, New Zealand

Grovetown is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. State Highway 1 runs past the settlement to the west, and the Wairau River flows past to the northeast. Spring Creek is about 2.5 km to the north, and Blenheim is about 3.5 km to the south.[1][2] To the east is Grovetown Lagoon, an oxbow loop of the Wairau River.[3]

Coordinates: 41°28′52″S 173°58′5″E
CountryNew Zealand

Grovetown School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 49.[4]

Tua Mātene Marae is located in Grovetown. It is a marae (meeting ground) of Rangitāne o Wairau and includes Te Huataki wharenui (meeting house).[5][6]


  1. Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 61. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 139. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  3. "Grovetown Lagoons Restoration Project". Marlborough District Council.
  4. "Te Kete Ipurangi - Grovetown School". Ministry of Education.
  5. "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". Te Puni Kōkiri.
  6. "Māori Maps". Te Potiki National Trust.

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