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Temuka is 19km north of Timaru, and is home to the well-known Temuka Homeware brand. The town is a popular spot, with camping available at the Temuka Domain. Many local rivers offer swimming holes as well as fishing for trout, salmon and whitebait.

Nearby Waitohi boasts a monument in honour of farmer Richard Pearse, who is said to have made the first powered airplane flight before the Wright Brothers (completely unconfirmed).

Meaning: Corruption of "te umu-kaha", meaning strong or fierce earth-oven.

Geographical Coordinates:
Latitude: -44.24, Longitude: 171.28

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