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Gore, New Zealand

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Gore is a town and surrounding borough in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also the name of a district in the Southland region. the town of Gore is situated 64km northeast of Invercargill and 70km southwest of Balclutha.

Originally known as Longford, Gore was renamed after Sir Thomas Gore Browne an early Governor of New Zealand. The second largest centre of population in Southland, it is a manufacturing centre and service town for the surrounding farm communities. It is divided by the Mataura River into Gore and East Gore, the majority of the town being situated on the western banks of the river.

Gore is known in New Zealand folklore as the home of Hokonui moonshine. During the days of prohibition, the Hokonui Hills to the west of the town gained a reputation for the production of illicit alcohol.

Gore is also well known for its connection with Country and Western music, with the annual New Zealand country music awards being held in the town.

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