Clinton is a small town in South Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located on State Highway 1 approximately halfway between Balclutha and Gore (the section of State Highway 1 between Clinton and Gore is known as "The Presidential Highway", after Bill Clinton and Al Gore, though the names are a coincidence), and the Main South Line railway passes through the town.
Clinton was named for Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, former British Secretary of State for the Colonies.
The population of Clinton in the 2013 census was 282, a decrease of 12 since 2006.
Clinton School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 8 students, 82 as of November 2020.with a roll of
Clinton railway station opened on 1 November 1877 and closed for passengers on 1 December 1970 and for goods in October 1990. 6.51 km (4.05 mi) east of Wairuna, 9.75 km (6.06 mi) west of Waiwera, 73 mi 18 ch (117.8 km) from Dunedin and 65 mi 43 ch (105.5 km) from Invercargill. The 4th class station had a refreshment room from 1880, which, included a bar and, like most rooms, had its marked crockery. The station and refreshment room burnt down in 1900, but was quickly rebuilt. The engine shed burnt down in 1921 and the station was again damaged by fire in 1982. The turntable was lengthened in 1939 and removed in 1969. In 1931 the station still had a refreshment room and employed a stationmaster and two clerks.It was
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Greatford railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) in New Zealand, south of Marton. It is in the Manawatū-Whanganui region. Only a substation and a passing loop remain.
Kakariki railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk and in the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand.
Halcombe railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) in New Zealand, serving the village of Halcombe, in the Manawatū-Whanganui region. It opened in 1878 and closed in 1983. Originally it was the main intermediate station on the 85 mi 34 ch (137.5 km) Whanganui to Foxton railway. Only a single track remains through the station site, as the passing loops here and at Kakariki were replaced by the Rangitawa loop, 3.03 km (1.88 mi) to the north, on 14 December 1983.
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Ōhingaitirailway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand.
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Utiku railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand, and in the Manawatū-Whanganui region. It opened in 1904 and closed in 1986. It was part of the 13 1⁄2 mi (21.7 km) Mangaweka to Taihape section, officially opened by the Prime Minister, Richard Seddon, on 21 November 1904. It closed in 1986. A passing loop remains.
Ohotu railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand. When the station closed to all traffic, on 10 August 1959, it had a shelter shed and passenger platform. It was part of the 13 1⁄2 mi (21.7 km) Mangaweka to Taihape section, opened by the Prime Minister, Richard Seddon, on 21 November 1904. The station was across the Hautapu River from Torere village, which had been surveyed in 1896.
Mangaonoho railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand. For almost a decade, from 1893 to 1902, Mangaonoho was important as the northern terminus of the NIMT's southern section; even a refreshment room was planned. The route north was delayed by construction of major viaducts, the first being Makōhine. To build Makōhine a railway workshop was set up just north of Mangaonoho. Unlike many other NIMT construction camps, Mangaonoho gradually declined after the line was completed. By 1911 the population was down to 167. Decline continued, with removal of the stockyards in 1973 and closure in 1982. There is now only a single line through the former station site.
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Erua was a station on the North Island Main Trunk line, in the Ruapehu District of New Zealand. It served the small village of Erua. For a month in 1908 it was the terminus of the line from Auckland. Makatote Viaduct and tramway are about 3 mi (4.8 km) south of Erua.
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