Alexanra is classed as the dryest town/place in New Zealand. Extremely hot in summer and etremely cold in winter. Just west is Clyde home of the Clyde dam. Alex is full of fruit and wine making. In days of old, gold was the main reason for being here. Such a great little town with the "blossom" festival being a great attraction.
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