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SPCA dogs doing us proud

Mindy is now an Operational Explosive Detector Dog working in Queenstown Airport.Only one in 80 dogs is selected to be an Explosive Detector Dog and Paige is one of those dogs.Grace now works as an Operational Explosive Detector Dog in Auckland International Airport.SPCA dog manager Anna Robertson (left) saw something in Rocco. Now he is in Wellington preparing for...

Rotary dishes out dictionaries

MORE than 20,000 Usborne Illustrated English Dictionaries have been given to Year 4 pupils since 2008. An initiative of the Rotary Club of Invercargill North, club president Lindsay Jordan said Rotarian John Flynn was inspired to bring the idea to Southland after seeing a stand with dictionaries which were given to every child in the United States during a visit...

Knitting hats to aid foundation

THEY may have limited, or no vision, but that does not stop them achieving or having fun. A group of 11 members from the Blind Foundation are knitting beanies which will be on sale at the Orphans Aid Opshop in Invercargill from tomorrow. Blind Foundation Invercargill's recreation and volunteer co-ordinator Ann Robbie suggested the idea, which was embraced by the group. "They...

Bluff triathlon an event for everyone

FAMILIES are pounding the pavement, putting pedal to the metal and donning their goggles in preparation for the annual Try-Whanau in Bluff next weekend. For the fourth year, Awarua Whanau Services is hosting the Try-Whanau triathlon at the Bluff Oyster Festival site. "It is a day for whanau to come together, have fun and be active," community health promotions Joyce...

Carver pushes limits to create taonga

A TREASURED piece of woolly mammoth ivory rests in mixed artist Lachlan Squires' workshop. A talented carver of bone and ivory, Lachlan says it will remain tucked away, waiting... until he is inspired with a "really good idea" on what to create with it. Surprisingly woolly mammoth ivory is not on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...

Marae fosters connections

SEVERAL hundred people enjoyed a host of activities at the Murihiku Marae Family Fun Day and launch of the ILT-funded Play Pods on Saturday. There was face painting, disc golf, a range of traditional Maori games, indoor games, and more for families to enjoy. The Play Pods, at Murihiku Marae and Stadium Southland, are the result of collaboration between Sport Southland,...

Time for a spot of teapot racing

INTO its fourth year, the Southern Society of Steampunk Steamologists (SSSS) invites everyone to its annual free, family-friendly event – Teapot Racing – at the Queens Park bank rotunda on Sunday, March 17, from 2pm. Steampunk member Ange Gibbs said people of all ages were more than welcome to come along and watch, or compete, dress up in steampunk attire...

Drive 4 Life raises awareness

COMBINING a love of motor racing, a car show and parade, as well as touring laps and a motorkhana event, along with raising awareness for people who were struggling with mental health has inspired Drive 4 Life. A non-profit day of motoring-related fun, organisers Sam Hole and Bree Nutsford said the event was organised to raise funds for mental health...

Bluff Flower Show bows out

    Photos: Janette Gellatly

Waitangi Day a hit

TE ANAU'S theme for Waitangi Day was tutira mai, which means stand together, and the large crowd did just that to celebrate the day. As visitors entered Te Anau Lions Park last Wednesday, a karanga was performed, and the national anthem was sung. The Nga Hau e Wha Kapa Haka group from Invercargill also entertained, along with singer Jenny Mitchell...
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