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TARRAS

Latitude: 44° 52' South   Longitude: 169° 20' East
Named by Surveyor Thomson in 1857 after Tarras Waters, Dumfries, Scotland.



WELCOME TO TARRAS

Tarras is a thriving and productive farming, horticulture and viticulture area. It is one of the driest areas in New Zealand, with annual rainfall of between 300 and 500 millimetres. It spans the world in its reach with merino wool, award winning pinot noir wines and striking landscapes.
The Lindis area was the site of the first gold rush in Otago when gold was found in the Lindis River in 1857.

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Situated on State Highway 8, Tarras Village is less than 30 minutes drive from both Cromwell and Wanaka. To the north lies the Lindis Pass and Omarama, 83 kilometres away.

The vast open space includes a superb vista which takes in the Dunstan Range to the east and the Pisa Range to the west. To the south is a great view looking down the Cromwell Valley, north east to the St Bathan's Range and north west to the mountains and Matukituki Valley.

See what the New Zealand Herald has to say about Tarras. LINK


 

 

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WEATHER RIVER FLOW TARRAS TALK AIRPORT


TARRAS TELEPHONE LIST


TARRAS TALK - BACK ISSUES


TARRAS NEWS

Airport Meeting Sunday 4th October, 2.00pm
There will be a community meeting this Sunday 4th October 2.00pm at the Tarras Community Hall to allow locals to share their views with Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean.

Tarras Community Day
Sunday 18th October, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Tarras Community Hall
Car boot and sale tables, sausage sizzle, everybody welcome. Come and check out the new fire engine and find out about FENZ.

Tarras School seedling sale
Saturday 31st October, 10.00am

AIRPORT PROPOSAL INFORMATION
For information, media releases etc relating to the proposed airport at Tarras use the page menu or the quick link above (blue aeroplane).
To share information email it to info@tarras.org.nz and it will be uploaded to the page.

AIRPORT COMMUNICATION
A number of the community have had an email from the Christchurch airport for 1:1 meetings.
The airport CEO has met with a small group already.
If you would like to talk around how to deal with these approaches, and how you ensure the airport has your views on record, please drop us an email at tarrascommunity@gmail.com and we can arrange a time.

If you wish to be heard it is imperitive to contact CIAL directly to supply your contact details.
email: enquiries@cial.co.nz
phone: 03 358 5029

If you wish to be added to the TarrasCommunity mailout please email: tarrascommunity@gmail.com


 
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