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Christchurch Airport has hit the pause button on plans to construct an airport in the Central Otago settlement of Tarras. 

The airport revealed a series of documents last August detailing the project's plans.

While it received some support, Queenstown Airport CEO Glen Sowry expressed concerns in October, questioning the necessity of another airport in the South Island. 

On Monday Christchurch Airport's Chief Executive, Justin Watson communicated to Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL), the investment arm of Christchurch City Council, the decision to delay further action. 

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