Welcome to the final edition of your community newspaper The Star for 2018.
With the festive season upon us and, for many, a well-deserved holiday after a busy year, The Star team wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Our editorial team, chief reporter Brenda Harwood and reporters Shawn McAvinue and Jessica Wilson, have enjoyed covering the big (and small) issues in the greater Dunedin area this year.
From the community-wide stories, such as the launching of the National Bowel Screening programme across the Southern district, to the individual trials and triumphs of everyday local people, we have done our best to bring you a picture of your community each week.
Thank you to our readers, our loyal advertisers, and our dedicated group of contributors for your efforts in supporting The Star to be a voice of the people across Dunedin.
Keep letting us know what is important to you – and keep turning to our print and online editions for the latest about your community and the people in it.
Today’s issue of The Star is our last for this year, but we will be back bright and early in the new year.
Our first issue for 2019 will be published on January 10.
Until then, have a peaceful and happy summer holiday season.