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New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival is an annual celebration of film that will be held at The Regent and The Rialto from August 9th-26th. A cultural highlight of winter, this year highlighting 20 Cannes films and 8 fine Kiwi feature films.
The festival features a surf film, Breath, based on Tim Winton's novel of the same name and directed by actor Simon Baker. That is one not to miss ...
Programmes can be found in most Dunedin cafés, galleries and public spaces.
Visit for more info.


12-day Click n' Pick Dunedin Challenge

Take up the 12-day Click n' Pick Dunedin challenge to support Plastic Free July, and be in the draw to win a original painting!1 July – 30 July 2018, 4pm
Get the instruction from:


Mystery visitors needed!

We are looking for some people to be mystery visitors at the Otago Museum over the school holidays. You'll get to take all our tours, see our shows and play in Tūhura and then let us know what you thought - it will be lots of fun!

If you're keen to take part, let us know at

For Sale

For sale: Stunning big house in Margaret River, WA

We have a house for sale in Margaret River, WA. This stunning big house is located near bush and town at 47 Merlot Place. See our listing in


Lost Surfboard: Green Mike Murden Custom

Lost: Green Mike Murden Custom
My surfboard went missing late Thursday evening (December 7) after a surf at St Kilda round 10pm. I left it on the grass verge on John Wilson Drive. I came back after I got home and realised I'd left it, but it was gone. It's a green 5'6" Mike Murden custom - if you've seen it please let me know.
Thanks for your help!


Lost Surfboard: JS Monsta Box

A JS Monsta Box Surfboard was left on the grass verge of John Wilson Drive at Saint Kilda on Thursday evening 30th of November.
Someone may have picked it up that night or early on Friday the 1st of December.

Please contact Che if you have any information on 022 122 7641


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.


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:


Friday July 20

Explorers' Club, Otago Museum

Weekdays during the school holidays from Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July
Ages 5 — 12, fully supervised, dress for mess!
Bring a packed lunch and drink bottle or pre-order your lunch from our Café.

Explorers' Club
Otago Musuem, weekdays July 9 - July 20

Friday July 20

Matariki Makerspace, Otago Museum

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.

Matariki Makerspace
10am–5pm, Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July
Otago Museum, Atrium Level 1

Thursday July 26

The Life and Times of Supervolcanoes, Hutton Theatre

Royal Society Te Apārangi is proud to partner with GNS Science, EQC and Victoria University of Wellington in presenting the 2018 New Zealand Rutherford Lecture. Strong support from these organisations comes from the belief that New Zealanders will greatly benefit both from learning about, and gaining a better awareness of, this "sleeping" giant in our midst. Professor Wilson will explain the nature of supervolcanoes, the ways in which such volcanoes operate and can be studied, and whether the next eruption is still likely to take us by surprise.

The Life and Times of Supervolcanoes
Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, July 26

Saturday July 28

Tash Sultana NZ Tour, Town Hall, Dunedin

Tash Sultana returns to New Zealand hot on the heels of a stunning performance at Auckland City Limits and two previous sell-out tours of the country.
The Australian artist plays her biggest headline shows here yet in July as part of a worldwide tour that continues to sell out in every country she announces.
From busking in the streets of Melbourne to amassing hundreds of millions of streams and wowing audiences with her virtuosic playing of over 20 instruments, Tash is a true sensation.
Auckland Town Hall July 24
Wellington Opera House July 25
Christchurch Horncastle Arena July 27
Dunedin Town Hall, July 28

Sunday July 29

Dunedin Rock Choir, Otago Museum

Performing everything from Coldplay to Meat Loaf and Cyndi Lauper to R.E.M., the infectious enthusiasm of the Dunedin Rock Choir will have you rocking to the beat and tapping your feet!
Otago Museum, July 29

Tuesday July 31

Thirst for Knowledge – The Next Big Alpine Fault, Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar

Why we need to worry about an Alpine Fault earthquake! Dr Caroline Orchiston from the Centre of Sustainability, University of Otago, outlines a new initiative called Project AF8, a multi-agency approach to response and resilience planning for a magnitude 8 earthquake in the South Island.

5.30pm, Tuesday 31 July Ombrellos Kitchen & Bar Free

Wednesday August 1

The Otago Institute Presents... What's Hot?, Hutton Theatre

What's Hot? features four speakers each taking ten minutes to describe the big breakthroughs or events in their research and practice during the last year:

What's hot in animal rights? Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, Faculty of Law, University of Otago

What's hot in nanotechnology? Carla Meledandri, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago

What's hot in anatomical knitting? Michele Beevors, Sculpture and Ceramics, Otago Polytechnic

What's hot in Otago's whale and dolphin fossils? Ewan Fordyce, Department of Geology, University of Otago

5.30pm, Wednesday 1 August Hutton Theatre Free

Thursday August 2

Yoga With the Butterflies, Otago Museum

Exercise with a difference, alongside the butterflies in our Tropical Forest!

Hot Yoga Dunedin instructors lead a gentle hatha yoga class focusing on moving slowly through basic poses and using breathing to remain present and mindful.

Suitable for all levels. Bring your own mat, towel and drink.

The temperature in the Tropical Forest ranges from 22°C to 35°C.

Suitable for ages 14+.

5.45pm for a 6pm start, Thursday 2 August $20 per person, bookings essential. Book at or the Info Desk

Sunday August 5

Weaving with the Multicultural Weavers Association, Otago Museum

Learn the art of weaving with the Multicultural Weavers Association led by award-winning Samoan weaver Emma Kesha. Suitable for all levels, come and join us in a relaxed and friendly environment.

All materials provided, please allow 3 hours; food and drinks available for purchase from the Museum Café or bring your own.

1pm–4pm, Sunday 5 August Atrium Level 1 $10 per session, bookings essential. Book at or the Info Desk

Suitable for ages 10 and over. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

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