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Lost Seventhwave Hoodie & Goggles

1 Black Seventhwave hoodie with large split at the front. It was left outside 1 Beach St on the footpath last Thursday 5th December.
1 Prescription Black Swim googles with the numbers '2.50' on stickers on it, near the St Clair car park outdoor shower.
Either item returned greatly appreciated. Mobile 021 205 3307

For Sale

Almost new Tomo skx surfboard 5'5" 22.3L

5'5 kids board! Tomo skx. 22.3l.

Board is in perfect like new condition.
My lad surfed it maybe 10 times at the most last summer then filled out over winter and now needs more foam.
Would rather not post but can at buyers cost if need be. No fins.

More details here: https://

For Sale

Rip Curl Booties Size 10

Rip Curl Booties Flashbomb 5mm Hidden Split Toe Black
Dunedin, New Zealand
Size 10 - Brand new condition only been worn three times, super warm and comfortable but unfortunately a tad too big for me! I bought them online for $120.

For Sale

Torpedo 7 premium soft roof racks

Torpedo 7 premium soft roof racks.
Used a few times but still in perfect working order.

For Sale

Neoprene car seat covers

Set of waterproof neoprene car seat covers (front seats only).
Hardly used and in mint condition.

For Sale

Rip Curl surfboard sock

Rip Curl surfboard sock, $15
Used condition, has a couple of small holes but still works and protects your board. size: 7ft2

For Sale

DaFin bodysurfing fins size M 7-8

DaFin bodysurfing fins size M 7-8 $80
Near new condition, bought wrong size. Can post at buyers expense. Great fins for bodyboarding/bodysurfing, used by lifeguards in Hawaii. Size M 7-8


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Wetsuit Found at Blackhead

I found a wetsuit on the road near Blackhead on Sunday.
My number is 021726969
Cheers, Greg


Pounamu Found

A Box of Light reader found a really nice pounamu/greenstone pendant at the beach a few weeks ago. It's a really cool piece so we'd love to get it back to its owner. Check out the Box of Light Facebook page for the photos and help us return it.




Saturday January 18

Ōtepoti Theatre Lab presents: Dive into Writing, Otago Museum

Ōtepoti Theatre Lab presents: Dive into Writing
Award-winning playwright and 2019 University of Otago Burns Fellow, Emily Duncan will lead a three-hour workshop on how to write a monologue.

Taking inspiration from the props, scripts, and special items in the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition, Emily will guide you through techniques for developing characters and monologues based on the people and events featured in the exhibition.

9am – 12pm, Saturday 18 January
Kakapo Room, Otago Museum Ground Floor
$60 (includes morning tea and all day admission to James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition)

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Wednesday January 29

Yoga with the Butterflies, Otago Museum

Hot Yoga Dunedin class

Exercise with a difference, alongside the butterflies in Tūhura's Tropical Forest!

Hot Yoga Dunedin instructors lead a gentle hatha yoga class focusing on moving slowly through basic poses and using breath 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, Wednesday 29 January
$20 per person, bookings essential.
Book here or at the Info Desk

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Sunday April 5

2020 South Island Grom Series, Various

2020 South Island Grom Series

Event 1 - Dunedin  : 7th - 8th December 2019
Event 2 - Westport  : 18th - 19th January 2020
Event 3 -  Greymouth  : 15th - 16th February 2020

Event 4 -  Christchurch (Duke) : 13th - 15th March 2020

Event 5 -  Kaikoura : 4th - 5th April 2020

Under 18 Boys and Girls
Under 16 Boys and Girls
Under 14 Boys and Girls
Under 12 Boys and Girls

Enter contests on line at (under Events)

There are five events this year, your best 4 finishes are counted towards winning the division.

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