Buller District

Granity

Granity is a city in Buller District. So far we have accumulated 5 streets in Granity and on these streets we have added 169 real estate properties.

Granity
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West Coast
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Buller District
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Granity
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  • Granity is a small town on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north-east of Westport on State Highway 67. Karamea is 68 kilometres (42 mi) further north. Squeezed between the often-tempestuous Tasman Sea to the west and steep forested cloud-shrouded mountains to the immediate east, the town is the largest in this sparsely populated part of New Zealand. Long known as a coal-mining town, the population has declined as the industry has waned. The population was 216 in the 2006 Census, a decline of 27 from 2001. Several neighbouring towns, such as Denniston, have become virtually ghost towns. The name "Granity" was given to the town by gold prospectors, in reference to the large quantity of granite in the area.

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