After crossing the equator into the South Atlantic Ocean,
Stanley Paris has edged ahead of the world record-holder in
his bid to become the fastest man to sail around the world.
Christmas has come early this year for staff at Dunedin
Hospital's children's ward, after the Countdown Kids Hospital
Appeal yesterday gave $115,495 for new specialised equipment.
When Jenny Clarke finishes school for the year, her thoughts
will be turning to Finland.
There are still many reminders of the late Charlie Boyes
around Dunedin, but few may recognise them.
years, rumours have circulated around Kaikorai Valley College
that Santa Claus has been working there as a teacher in the
The ''big think'' has begun on the Taieri after the Ministry
of Education cut funding to more than half the schools in the
area by increasing their decile ratings.
For a total of 55 years, Ian Bartlett has been a mainstay in
the Royal Dunedin Male Choir, and it is clear the 87-year-old
is not about to slow down or retire any time soon.
It's an unusual sight. As a large group of Kavanagh College
16-year-olds leave their NCEA level 1 maths class, a small
but cheery figure wanders among them.
The Ministry of Education has slashed funding to more than
half of the schools on the Taieri by increasing their decile
ratings in the latest decile review.
Dunedin Botanic Garden staff are on high alert following a
break-in by someone they believe was looking for
hallucinogenic drug-producing cacti.
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