Roxburgh, New Zealand

Roxburgh (previously called Teviot and Teviot Junction) is a small New Zealand town of about 600 people in Central Otago.[2] It is in Teviot Valley on the banks of the Clutha River, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Alexandra in the South Island. State Highway 8, which links Central Otago with Dunedin city, passes through the town. Roxburgh is well known for its Summer fruit and "Jimmy's Pies."

Roxburgh
Town
Roxburgh
Roxburgh
Coordinates: 45°32′S 169°19′E
CountryNew Zealand
RegionOtago region
Territorial authoritiesCentral Otago District
Population
 (2013 Census)[1]
  Total522
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode
9500
Area code03
Local iwiNgāi Tahu
The main street of Roxburgh

An important centre during the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s, in more recent times Roxburgh has relied on a mixture of livestock and stone fruit production for its economic survival. It is one of the country's most important apple growing regions and other stone fruit such as cherries and apricots are also harvested locally.

Five kilometres to the north of the town is the Roxburgh Dam, the earliest of the major hydroelectric dams built on the Clutha. There is also an opencast lignite mine located just north of town at Coal Creek.