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Māori
Thomson Saddle was a route for Māori travelling from coastal Otago to Wanaka and the mountain passes beyond which lead to the West Coast settlements.

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European
The huge Morven Hills Station taken up by the McLean family in 1858 was broken into a number of smaller stations in 1910.
Today the Tarras area is known for high quality merino wool and is a top wine growing area, especially Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris varieties.
Recent developments have seen marked changes in the landscape through increased use of pivot irrigation for dairy support and beef.

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VIDEO STORIES
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ARDGOUR
- Allan Jolly


MERIVALE
- Gerald Goodger


MORVEN HILLS
- Richard Snow


MORVEN HILLS
- Bill Gibson


TARRAS
- Barbara Hanna

willy wong
WAINUI
- Willy Wong (Bill Cowie)


TARRAS
- Ernie Colling


WAINUI
- P L Anderson

ben lucas
TIMBURN
- Ben Lucas


WAENGA
- Donald Young


WAINUI
- Colin Cowie