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Dacre is the name of a small town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the Southland Plains between Invercargill and Edendale on State Highway 1. In Dacre, SH 1 is met by New Zealand State Highway 98 (Lorneville - Dacre Road), which runs west to Makarewa via Rakahouka. Nearby villages include Mabel Bush to the northwest and Woodlands to the southeast. The Main South Line railway passes just to the south of Dacre. It is a dairy farming community.
Dacre use to have a primary school, however it was closed after 108 years of operation due to a dwindling number of students. Dacre Primary School closed at the end of 2008 with a roll of 5 students.
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Coordinates: 46°19′S 168°38′E / 46.317°S 168.633°E