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St Andrews

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Township on the coastal flat between the mouths of the Pareora and Otaio Rivers, 17km south-west from Timaru
Meaning of place name
The South Canterbury township of St Andrews was named not after its Scottish counterpart, but after Andrew Turnbull, a local manager for the New Zealand and Australian Land Company. He had a reputation for using colourful language, so was ironically nicknamed ‘Saint’. The remains of a large granary built by the company in 1878 are the town’s most notable historic feature.