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TARRAS

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

Updated 1 DECEMBER 2022





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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TARRAS NEWS

TARRAS COLLIE DOG CLUB CENTENARY BOOKLET

A booklet to mark the club's centenary next March-April is currently being compiled but the disappearance of the club's minute books has forced a change of approach to the publication.
We are now going to be a lot more reliant on contributions from club members, especially past presidents, secretaries and current life members. We need lots of anecdotes, amusing stories and recollections of dog trial days experiences over the years, memories that are either personal or about some of the club's leading lights and characters – and their dogs!.
Who were the people who ran the cook house/catering?; who looked after the bar and the barbecues? who had the best dogs – and the worst sheep? Who were the hard workers behind the scenes that made dog trial days so successful?
We have already gathered a reasonable number of photographs but we are always on the lookout for more.
If you have contributions – or want to discuss them – please email the compiler Dave Cannan on cannan38@xtra.co.nz, or ring/text 0275 577 686 or try the landline (03) 487 8141.
The deadline for copy is fast approaching, so please don't delay your responses. All will be much appreciated. Thank you.

TARRAS STORE
The store remains closed for renovations.
No indication of re-opening date.
The key for the tip is available at the Merino Shop.

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