Springlands

Springlands is a suburb to the west of Blenheim's central district.[1] It is located on and around SH 6 (Nelson Street), the main road to Renwick. It has a tavern, video shop, various takeaways, and a superstore.

Springlands
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityBlenheim, New Zealand
Population
 (2013)
  Total4,254
Rapaura Farnham Mayfield
Roselands
Springlands
Blenheim Central
Fairhall Yelverton Redwoodtown

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Springlands has a population of 4,254, an increase of 399 people since the 2006 census. There were 1,965 males and 2,286 females. Figures have been rounded and may not add up to totals.[2]

Education

Springlands School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 407 students as of March 2019.[3][4]

Historic generating station

An industrial building on Old Renwick Road, adjacent to the Transpower substation, contains diesel generators that date back to 1930.

The Marlborough Region was not connected to the rest of the national grid until the mid-1950s. The supply of electricity to Marlborough was initially dependent on a small hydro station at Waihopai Valley. In 1930, a diesel generator was established at Springlands to provide backup power when hydrogeneration was not available. A further generator set was installed in 1937. These generators have been preserved by Marlborough Lines as part of the engineering heritage of electricity supply in the region. [5]

Notes

  1. Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 139. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  2. 2013 Census QuickStats about a place  : Springlands
  3. "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. Education Counts: Springlands School
  5. "Marlborough Lines - Diesel Station". Marlborough Lines Limited. Retrieved 7 July 2012.


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.