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Springfield is a small town in the Selwyn District of Canterbury, in the South Island, of New Zealand. The Maori name for Springfield is Tawera. In 2001 it had a population of 219. At the foot of the Southern Alps, 65km west of Christchurch, it is the most westerly town of the central Canterbury Plains. Springfield has a long association with the Midland railway line.Springfield is situated in the foothills, less than an hour from the center of Christchurch on State Highway 73 .The town has a Gothic Revival architecture church dedicated to Saint Peter, designed by the architect Cyril Mountfort. It was the birthplace of Rewi Alley, notable for his work in China in the mid 20th century. There is an extensive memorial dedicated to him, located in a small reserve off the main road. It includes a large stone carving and a number of panels giving details of his life.On 15 July 2007, a statue of a giant pink doughnut was erected to promote the upcoming movie, The Simpsons Movie. It was subsequently set alight and destroyed by an arsonist on 25 September 2009. A tyre painted pink was used as a substitute until it was replaced with a concrete version unveiled on 1 July 2012. Springfield is in Canterbury Region. Plan your visit to Springfield and other destinations in New Zealand using our New Zealand trip planner.
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