Corners of Waimakariri: the Cust Museum

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The Waimakariri-Ashley stock-water race system, which takes water from the Waimakariri at Brown’s Rock, is over 100 years old.  The Water Supply Board operated from this office for much of its life and only formally came to an end with the 1989 local government reorganisation.

These days the building houses the Cust Museum.

The water races continue to fulfill their function but are now administered by the Waimakariri District Council.  Some of the water flows along the channels widened by Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.

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