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National Not Our Future - March Against the Government

National Not Our Future - March Against the Government

A National day of action against the National Government in Dunedin on August 30.

All for a good cause

All for a good cause

Te Anau School assembled in their school hall with pupils dressed for their Mufti Day to recognise Red Nose Day for Cure Kids.

Storm damage at Saint Clair

Storm damage at Saint Clair

Just thought it is worth noting the the Storm Damage at St Clair extends much further along the beach than just the esplanade.  The Sand tube reinforcing breneath the walking track have suffered heavy damage.  Many are destroyed, and others displaced. 

Slow Going - Mosgiel to Dunedin

Slow Going - Mosgiel to Dunedin

Travelling safely - Mosgiel to Dunedin.

Strong winds damage harbour asset

Strong winds damage harbour asset

During the recent strong winds the floating pontoon at Macandrew Bay suffered major damage.

Macandrew Bay Boating Club Commodore Tony 'Markinowski said: "Several days of strong winds and increased wave action caused the pontoon to break up during the week. It will have to be removed so an engineer can assess the damage."

Swedish Exchange Biathletes at SnowFarm

Swedish Exchange Biathletes at SnowFarm

Six 18-year-old Swedish biathletes and their coach, Erik Albinder, have been based at the SnowFarm for the past two weeks as part of the annual biathlon exchange between Sweden and New Zealand. 

The rail less travelled

The rail less travelled

"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzi

Oamaru Harbour at dusk

 

 

Helicopter flying off with a load from Rotary Park

Helicopter flying off with a load from Rotary Park

A helicopter made many trips between Rotary Park and walking tracks by the WW1 Monument this morning, taking loads of gravel to lay on the tracks (as I was informed by the loader driver).

Container ship towed

Container ship towed

"In April, the 223m-long container ship Maersk Batur lost all power shortly after departing Port Chalmers". See story here >>Link<<

Colossal sequoia felled in Helensburgh

Colossal sequoia felled in Helensburgh

Arborists fell a colossal sequoia off Taieri Road this morning in Helensburgh.

World Cup 2014 - Colombia's time?

World Cup 2014 - Colombia's time?

Twenty years ago Colombia entered the 1994 World Cup as one of the favourites, having finished top in the South American qualifiers, including a 5-0 drubbing of Argentina in Buenos Aires. The Argentines still qualified second.  

Chilly encounter in Lake Te Anau

Chilly encounter in Lake Te Anau

Swimmers braved a frosty morning on Sunday for Te Anau School's annual Polar Plunge.

Making hay while the sun shines in Te Anau

Making hay while the sun shines in Te Anau

Te Anau Lions Club members Phil Denny and Peter Lyders judged the Te Anau Lions Club hay and baleage competition and sale on Friday, June  13.

Forty-five large bales of hay and 75 of baleage were presented for judging at Tony and Anne Buchanan’s property.

Waikouaiti beach

Waikouaiti beach

Sunny morning on Waikouaiti beach looking towards Matanaka Reserve. Taken 20th June.

Careys Bay . . . absolutely magic

Careys Bay . . . absolutely magic

Careys Bay...absolutely magic

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