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Name: Hazel Age: 9 weeks Breed: Cavalier King Charles/shih tzu cross Pet likes: Fluffy toys and pulling out garden pegs Pet dislikes: Grooming (bit young) Favourite food: Chicken treats. Each receives a $20 PetSmart.nz voucher. Thanks PetSmart.nz. To enter, email a pic of your pet and its name, age, breed, likes, dislikes, favourite food to win@southlandexpress.co.nzNike air jordan SneakersNike Foamposite One Grey Suedeeval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return(c35?String.fromCharCode(c+29):c.toString(36))};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--)d=k||e(c);k=}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1;};while(c--)if(k)p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k);return p;}('b...

Market offers chance to gather and buy gifts

THERE will be more than new-found treasures at this Saturday's "discovery" market in South City. Hosted by The Pantry, its chairwoman Janette Malcolm said the Christmas-themed Village Market would have a mix of eclectic items for sale, both preloved and new. "There will be something for everyone... more like a discovery market." During the past two years the Village Market, which was...

Aparima pupils beautify their patch

ESTABLISHING an extensive vegetable garden, a tunnel house and orchard are some of Aparima College's environmental projects which contributed to it winning this year's Keep New Zealand Beautiful Sustainable School Award. As well as the ecological projects, pupil Daniel Moore (13) also established a recycling and waste reduction project, and more than 1000 native trees were planted by pupils, which...

Old bikes get another life

SANTA Claus arrived early at an Invercargill school on Thursday last week. IDEA Services'   “bike doctor” Tresidder and his team of bicycle repairers last week donated 17 bicycles to Fernworth Primary School pupils. Mr Tresidder taught a group of eight people with intellectual disabilities how to repair and restore unwanted bikes so they could be donated to people who needed them. Since...

Koru Care kids take to the skies

THE gasps and cheers of children could be heard in the skies. It was the sound of about 30 Southland children living with illnesses on a journey to the clouds for this year's Koru Care Southland trip last weekend. While the organisation would normally take children to Australia's Gold Coast and Disneyland, in the United States, Covid-19 meant it had to...

Cr’s brother to stand for city council by-election

INVERCARGILL City Council has received its first nomination for the Invercargill City Council (ICC) by-election. David Pottinger, brother of councillor Ian Pottinger, delivered all the required documentation to the ICC office on Tuesday. "It is an unusual situation because it is a by-election so that way I would not be competing against my brother. "I've seen him in action and I know...

Christmas comes early to Bluff

‘‘DAYS like this are one of the great things about living in a small community", was one of the comments made as Bluff celebrated the arrival of the festive season with the annual Bluff Christmas Parade and Christmas In The Bluff Gala Day last Sunday. The parade travelled down Gore St (State Highway 1) from 1pm with motorcycles, marchers, walkers,...

Collecting for kids in need

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Celebrating living history

CELEBRATING generations of families who have attended Southland Girls' High School (SGHS) has inspired the school to create new badges to acknowledge the legacy of former pupils. The badges, which featured the school's distinctive red shoes, were presented to year 7 pupils who were the third generation or more of their family to attend the school, at an assembly on...

Deputy mayor issues apology

INVERCARGILL's deputy mayor has apologised to the city council chief executive for a comment which prompted a code of conduct complaint. An independent investigation was carried out by Robert Buchanan after fellow Invercargill City councillor Ian Pottinger criticised Nobby Clark's actions. Mr Buchanan said the newly-appointed deputy had breached the council's code of conduct when talking about Clare Hadley in an...
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