Middleton, New Zealand

Middleton is a predominantly industrial and wholesale suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.[3] It is located in the west of the city, between Wigram and Addington, and immediately to the south of Upper Riccarton.

Coordinates: 43°32′30″S 172°34′45″E
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityChristchurch City Council
Electoral ward
  • Spreydon
  • Riccarton
  Land190 ha (470 acres)
 (June 2022)[2]
Sockburn Upper Riccarton Riccarton
Hillmorton Spreydon

Middleton's boundaries are typically defined by major roads. The western and southern boundaries are State Highways 73 and 76 respectively, with State Highway 75 continuing from the junction of the two at the southern tip of Middleton. Blenheim Road, a major Christchurch thoroughfare with multiple retail and commercial premises, forms much of the northern limit, while Matipo Street generally defines the eastern boundary, with Addington Raceway and Horncastle Arena just beyond in neighbouring Addington.

The suburb is also home to a large rail yard operated by KiwiRail, connecting Christchurch to both the South Island Main Trunk Railway and the Midland Line.[4]

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