Fairlie, New Zealand
A statue of James Mckenzie and his dog, in the centre of the town
|Territorial authority||Mackenzie District|
|Time zone||New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13)|
Fairlie is a Mackenzie District town located in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is a service town 48 kilometres from Lake Tekapo whose main economic function is to provide goods for the agricultural area that surrounds it. Its population as of the 2013 census was 693.
Fairlie hosts the annual Mackenzie District Agricultural and Pastoral show every Easter Monday. The 105th annual show was in 2006.
Being on the tourist highway between Christchurch and Queenstown, tourism is fast becoming a major industry within the town.
Fairlie has three schools.
- Fairlie School is a state contributing primary (Year 1 to 6) school. It has 109 students as of October 2014.
- Mackenzie College is a state Year 7 to 13 secondary school. It has 200 students as of October 2014.
- Saint Joseph's School is a state-integrated Catholic full primary (Year 1 to 8) school. It has 46 students as of October 2014.
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