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Keen swimmers do their bit

The Taieri Community Facilities Trust is seeking "pool builders" as it works to get a new aquatic facility built in Mosgiel. "Pool builders" –...

Awards recognise pupils’ harbour health efforts

A group of pupils have been recognised for their work investigating the health of department of marine science launched a "Sediment and Seashores" project...

Preparations under way – Christmas dinner for 600

The kitchens at Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Dunedin Town Hall will be a hive of activity in the lead-up to Christmas Day as...

School teeming with twins

Teachers at Elm Grove School could be forgiven for thinking they are seeing double. For the past month, there have been 10 sets of twins...

No break over Christmas for wildlife hospital

Hungry patients will need to be fed and the injured will still need treatment at Wildlife Hospital Dunedin on Christmas Day. Since it opened in...

Ariah’s heart surgery brought forward to next February

Ariah Gillon-Smith is looking forward to Christmas, and has a long list of present requests. The 8-year-old, who was born with a heart defect called...

Brighton woman embraces life (and goose)

Relaxation on Christmas Day afternoon for Dunedin woman Robyn McLeod will include swinging in a hammock with a gin and tonic, a book, and...

Running on all cylinders – ‘I feel lucky’

Two years ago, Glen Riley spent Christmas Day confined to his bed. "I could wake up for Christmas dinner, scoff all the food down and...

Dread-less and ‘loving it’

Dunedin man Chris Millar won't miss having dreadlocks this Christmas. "I'm loving it without them." He and his "natty" hairstyle featured in The Star in May. His...

Attack victim wags again

Dunedin dog Riley is back to her usual playful self. The shih-tzu-cross appeared in The Star in March after she was mauled by two large...

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