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Southern United loses to WaiBOP

Southern United loses to WaiBOP

Southern United slipped by a single goal loss against WaiBOP United at the Caledonian ground.

Learning to sail at Macandrew Bay

Learning to sail at Macandrew Bay

Children enrolled in the Macandrew Bay Boating Club's learn to sail programme have had huge smiles all week as the unusually light winds have enabled them to sail everyday.

Te Anau Tennis hosts top tournament

Te Anau Tennis hosts top tournament

The 2nd La Dolce Vita Te Anau Tennis Invitational featured eight of New Zealand's top male tennis players, with prize money at $20,500 - $8000 to the winner at the two-day tournament played in brilliant weather.

Te Anau annual Boat Race full of hope

Te Anau annual Boat Race full of hope

The 3rd annual Marakura Yact Club Cardboard Boat race saw four boats in the junior section and five in the adult section.

At the beach

At the beach

Toby Deverson (aged 4) on his body board at Kaka Point beach. 

Kaka Point market day

Kaka Point market day

Crowds flocked to the Kaka Point market day on Saturday, where over 50 stalls including jewellery, clothing, summer fruits, books, records, war medals, and toys were on display.

Food stalls provided manuka smoked egg and bacon sandwiches, venison rolls, a sausage sizzle and Devonshire teas with clotted cream. 

Seal pup at Vauxhall boat sheds

Seal pup at Vauxhall boat sheds

Very friendly pup at the boat sheds at Vauxhall tonight.

The Topp Twins taking a sleigh ride

The Topp Twins taking a sleigh ride

Great day at the Lake Hayes A & P Show 100th anniversary today!

Not too hot - just perfect weather for a huge turnout. This was a really lovely old-fashioned A & P Show with the wonderful Topp Twins giving 2 shows.

The whole crowd was on their feet and dancing to a very tightly choreographed Da Doo Ron Ron at one stage - great fun.

 

Dry Summer at Lake Wanaka

Dry Summer at Lake Wanaka

Looking up the lake highlights the green and brown contrasts after a hot, dry, spell of sunny weather, and looking across Roys Bay the panorama shows the expanding suburbs of Wanaka.

Aurora australis over Dunedin

Aurora australis over Dunedin

We had a short-lived but bright display of southern lights over Dunedin during the night of January 7, 2015.

The display peaked just before midnight, and was well visible to the naked eye in spite of a nearly full moon.

Here is a timelapse video taken on the beach at Sandfly Bay:

Surfing at St Clair

Surfing at St Clair

Fun splashes at St. Clair this month

Cracker sunset in Dunedin

Cracker sunset in Dunedin

Cracker sunset in Dunedin on Sunday, January 4th. Photo by Flavia Wilson

Jubilee Park

I live next to Jubilee Park.

I was wondering if anyone out there shares my opinion.

The park is smothered by overgrown trees and bushes, trapping light inside and out to surrounding suburbs.

Being so overgrown the park gives you a feeling of being trapped & unsafe.

Dunedin's future?

Dunedin's future?

The painting "Winter in St Clair" by Mark McLeod portrays a possible future for Dunedin after a few hundred years of global warming and mass immigration from other parts of an overcrowded world.

Guinea pig maths

Guinea pig maths

City Heights Childcare & Montessori children, staff and whanau got an interesting surprise when we went to see our 3 pet guinea pigs; we discovered that we had 3 more. The next day another 3; and the following week 2 more.. 

So 3 + 3 + 3 + 2 = 11.

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