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A Hollywood film crew shoots a scene from Pete's Dragon on a yellow school bus in Tapanui yesterday. Photos by Gregor Richardson. American vehicles are parked on the wrong side of Northumberland St in anticipation of a day's filming that did not happen. A newspaper dispenser outside the ''yellow diner''.

Rain sends the party indoors

Blame it on the rain: the first day scheduled for filming Walt Disney Pictures' Pete's Dragon on the streets of Tapanui, West Otago, did not happen as planned.

Teviot seeks development co-ordinator

The Teviot Valley community board has signed off an application to have its own community development co-ordinator.

Concern for penguin population

Concern for penguin population

Half the usual number of yellow-eyed penguins are expected to take their first swim this year from the usually productive Long Point breeding area in the Catlins.

A step back in time to Frame's childhood

A step back in time to Frame's childhood

Ten years ago, the childhood Oamaru home of one of New Zealand's greatest writers, Janet Frame, was opened to the public. Rebecca Ryan paid a visit this week to 56 Eden St.

Queries over cow deaths unanswered

Queries over cow deaths unanswered

Southern farmers remain without any real answers as to why hundreds of dairy cows fell sick, or died, last winter, as the third and final phase of testing begins.

'Sometimes you feel like you're flying'

'Sometimes you feel like you're flying'

Invercargill runner Hannah Pascoe is hitting the gym and pounding the streets preparing for her third competitive long distance race, the Rotorua Marathon, on May 2. Like the other 1100-plus runners at Rotorua, Pascoe is aiming for a strong finish and maybe even a personal best time. Unlike her competitors, she is blind. Allison Beckham met the inspiring young woman.

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