Timaru Thistle is a soccer club in Timaru, New Zealand.
Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres (98 mi) southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres (122 mi) northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. The Timaru urban area is home to 29,100 people, and is the largest urban area in South Canterbury, and the second largest in the Canterbury Region overall, after Christchurch. The city is the seat of the Timaru District, which includes the surrounding rural area and the towns of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka, which combined has a total population of 47,300.
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
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The Chatham Islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 800 kilometres (500 mi) east of the South Island of New Zealand. The archipelago consists of about ten islands within a 40-kilometre (25 mi) radius, the largest of which are Chatham Island and Pitt Island. Some of these islands, formerly cleared for farming, are now preserved as nature reserves to conserve some of the unique flora and fauna. As of 2013 the islands had a resident population of 600. The local economy depends largely on conservation, tourism, farming, and fishing.
Chatham Town Football Club are an English Association Football club based in Chatham, Kent. They currently play in the Southern Counties East League Premier Division and are nicknamed "The Chats".
The Chatham Cup, currently known as the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup for sponsorship purposes, is New Zealand's premier knockout tournament in men's association football. It is held annually, with the final contested in September. The current champions of the Chatham Cup are Birkenhead United, who defeated Western Suburbs on penalties in the 2018 final.
The following lists events that happened during 1959 in New Zealand.
The Hanan Shield is one of the most prestigious trophies in New Zealand's domestic rugby union competition. First played for in 1946 after being presented by the Mayor of Timaru, A.E.S. Hanan. The Hanan Shield is based on a challenge system played between North Otago, South Canterbury and Mid Canterbury. The holding union must defend the shield in challenge matches, and if a challenger defeats them, they become the new holder of the shield. A rules change at the end of the 2011 season meant that the shield is up for challenge in any meeting between the holders and one of the other two teams.
The South Canterbury Rugby Football Union (SCRFU) is a rugby province based in the central South Island city of Timaru, New Zealand. The South Canterbury team play from Alpine Energy Stadium located in Timaru.
Timaru Boys' High School, established in 1880, is a single sex state (public) secondary school located in the port city of Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand. TBHS caters for years 9 - 13.
Ritchies Transport was established in 1972 and describes itself on its website as "the largest privately owned bus and coach transport operator in New Zealand" with a fleet of "over 1500" vehicles spread across depots nationwide.
Timaru Girls' High School is a secondary school in Timaru, New Zealand, founded in 1880. Timaru Girls' High provides education for girls aged between 13 – 18 years of age. It also has a boarding facility within the school grounds for pupils not living in Timaru itself and also caters for international students. The school motto is Scientia Potestas Est – Knowledge is Power. The school is a stone's throw away from the Catholic Roncalli College.
The 1947 Chatham Cup was the 20th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.
The 1961 Chatham Cup was the 34th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.
The 1963 Chatham Cup was the 36th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.
The 1965 Chatham Cup was the 38th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.
West End AFC is an association football club in Timaru, New Zealand. Their 1st Team plays in the South Canterbury 1st Division and entered the Chatham Cup for the first time in 2009. They are the largest junior club in South Canterbury with over 30 junior teams.
The 2010 Chatham Cup is New Zealand's 83rd knockout football competition.
Northern Hearts is an association football club based in Timaru, New Zealand. The club was founded in 1947 and from 1982–1990 was amalgamated with Timaru City as South Canterbury United. It reverted to Northern Hearts in 1991.
The 2017 Chatham Cup was New Zealand's 90th annual knockout football competition.
The 2018 Chatham Cup is New Zealand's 91st annual knockout football competition.
The 2019 Chatham Cup is New Zealand's 92nd annual knockout football competition.