kota's memex

Timaru - Port city between dunedin and christchurch.
Population: 28,600

Timaru has been built on rolling hills created from the lava flows of the extinct Mt Horrible volcano, which last erupted thousands of years ago. The result is that most of the main streets are undulating, a clear contrast with the flat landscape of the Canterbury Plains to the north. This volcanic rock is used for the construction of local "bluestone" buildings.

I've only really driven through the place so all I can say is that the part you see from the highway seems rather miserable. Maybe there are cute parts tucked away in there somewhere. Usually by this point in the drive I'm just frothing mad about the lack of trains so it's hard not to take out my rage on poor ole timaru.