Tuamarina is a city in Marlborough District. So far we have accumulated 12 streets in Tuamarina and on these streets we have added 115 real estate properties.
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- Marlborough District
Tuamarina (often spelled Tua Marina) is a locality in Marlborough, New Zealand. State Highway 1 runs through the area. The Tuamarina River joins the Wairau River just south of the settlement. Picton is about 18 km to the north, and Blenheim is about 10 km to the south. The name is a corruption of the Maori word Tuamarino, which means 'the calm beyond'. Dairy farming is the major economic activity, and the Koromiko cheese factory won a number of awards before it was destroyed by fire in 2004. The Wairau Affray occurred in the area in 1843, resulting in 26 deaths. The Wairau Plain is prone to flooding, and river conservation is necessary to keep the river under control. Significant floods have occurred in the Tuamarina area, such as one in December 1939.