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Date, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


The purple boundary shows the area within which the Mackenzie District Lighting Ordinance operates. The Ordinance controls exterior lighting in use (type of lights allowed, times at which they may be on, the need for full-cut off luminaires and the requirement to filter light sources that emit blue light.)

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve includes also the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park (shown hatched) and the narrow area between the National Park and the region covered by the Mackenzie District Lighting Ordinance. Department of Conservation lighting controls apply in the National Park.


Banner image courtesy of Fraser Gunn Photography, Tekapo