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New Zealand

Timaru District



Home to around 47,000 people, the Timaru District is a local government district located in the South Island, administered by the Timaru District Council. Part of the larger Canterbury region, it is situated on the east coast and stretches inland as far as the Main Divide. Built from a strong agricultural history now heavily influenced by dairy, manufacturing, engineering and related sectors, it supports the port city of Timaru.


Timaru is the main town in the district, with Temuka, Geraldine, and Pleasant Point the next biggest towns in the region. An abundance of natural resources and innovative practices make this district one of New Zealand’s leading agricultural and manufacturing regions.

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