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Controversy around Mangamaunu Beach, Kaikoura

There is some growing controversy around one of our great waves on the Kaikoura coastline with earthquake debris and spoil being dumped in the bay. A Facebook page has been set-up to air the different opinions on this complex issue.
You can learn more here:


Calling all Surfing Mums (and Dads)

I'd be super keen to meet other surfing mums/dads with young kids for shared surf fun/babysitting sessions. Other towns have official "surfing mums" clubs, but I don't think there's anything formal going in Dunners yet. I'd be happy to set something up or keep it informal if anyone is keen. Drop me an email if this sounds good to you:


Mini Mal Wanted

Wanted to buy, mini mal - 8ft to 8ft 6".
Ph/Text 021-168 0024
Anything considered.


Room wanted in St Clair

Italian girl just arrived in St Clair, looking for room to rent for summer. Working full time at restaurant at the beach. In need of a furnished room for up to 5 months. No hassle, great English and super tidy/thoughtful lodger. If you have a spare room and might like some extra income over summer please call Vic on 0220495832


Fully furnished house: The Eagle's Nest at St Clair

Escape to The Eagle's Nest holiday house perched in the hills above St Clair Point. This four-bedroom holiday home has recently been renovated and furnished to a high standard. It's the perfect hideaway for couples, groups and families. The house sleeps up to seven people and has Gigabit Internet, a heat pump, log burner and complete laundry.
More info here: https://


Join St Clair Action Group

A group has been formed to urge the Dunedin City Council to take some educated action around the dramatic erosion that is occurring as a result of the sea wall design at St Clair.
St Clair Action Group is on Facebook and is a healthy forum for robust discussion around the issue with lots of experts coming out of the woodwork to share the facts.
Anyone is welcome to join the group with the objectives to educate the group and encourage DCC to make its decisions based on the science. The group's first priority is to protect the safety of beach users at high tide. Join here:


Wanted: SUP

I'm looking for a secondhand SUP paddleboard in good condition for summer. If you are upgrading or have one to sell please contact me. Terina: 027 583 7462


Raynor Massage in Tomahawk

Charlotte Robertson Massage offers deep tissue massage for better performance, mobility and pain relief. I'm a Raynor massage practitioner and registered nurse based in Tomahawk. All new clients get a half price first massage ($40 for an hour) to see if its their style of body work. Usual prices are $80/hour, $100/1.5 hours. Contact 0221553980 for bookings.


Full Board Available

Looking for a flat without the hassle of looking after yourself? We are a retired couple and have a fully furnished, downstairs bedroom, lounge and bathroom available to a single person or a couple, with one off-street car-park in a warm, quiet, double-glazed house only 50 metres from St Clair beach and with a bus stop within 150m with 15 minute timetable to town during weekdays.

We can offer full board to a single person for $250pw or to a couple for $325pw including meals, power, water, internet, heating, washing and cleaning or we are happy to discuss other preferences. Suitable for n/s mature students or professionals looking for a quiet private residence.
Email us for more details:


Mountain Biking Otago Launches Track App

Mountain Biking Otago Inc has just launched a really cool app that shows you where the mountain biking trails are around Dunedin. It was developed with help from the Digital Office, Pukeko Technologies and the MBO team. It's free to access and you can get it here:


Sunday July 30

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Regent Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings the incredible stories by genius of children’s literature, Eric Carle, to life on stage. The show features a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets and faithfully adapts four of Carle’s beloved books: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mr Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
This show is especially for new readers and first-time theatre-goers.

There are five shows on 29-30 July.

Tickets $25-$30 (fees may apply) and are available from the Regent Box Office, TicketDirect or 03 4778597.

Saturday September 23

Milford Sound Diving Trip, Milford Sound

Join on the Milford Sound Diving Trip with Dive Otago this September. World-class diving in the famous Sound. Experience diving from our boat, enjoying majestic views above and below the surface of the water. Dive around species often found at depth such as Black Coral. Call us for further information:

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