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New Release from Sam Charlesworth

Sam Charlesworth is a singer songwriter here in New Zealand, currently studying and surfing a lot at Otago University. He rips on a surfboard.

His new song 'Look Mum I'm On TV!" is being released on August 21.

You can check out his music on Spotify, Apple Music etc by searching:
Artist name: Sam Charlesworth

Enjoy ... and keep an eye out for his upcoming gigs ... just incredible live.


Prescription glasses found at Murderers

One of our readers found a pair of prescription glasses that were left behind at Murderers over the weekend. If they were yours please get in touch.

For Sale

Women's Winter wetties size 4

Women's R3 Patagonia Wetsuit brand new, doesn't fit , R3 = 4 3 thick, Size 4 (smaller then size 6). In perfect condition.
Retail price is $900. Sustainable materials.

$450 ono

XCEL 4:3 women's winter wettie
size 4
Worn for a couple months and still in great condition, selling for $200.
Email me at Thanks!


Found: Surfboard on motorway

A Box of Light reader found a board on the side of the motorway today. It looks like it might have slipped off a ute – board was in a boardbag so not badly damaged at all. It has a big Tino Rangatiratanga flag painted on the bottom.
If it sounds like yours email the team here at Box of Light.

For Sale

5'8" Rusty Dozer 26.4 Litres For Sale

5,8 Rusty Dozer 26.4 litres
Water tight board. Nose been repaired and had other repairs. Good first surfboard.
$150 · Waipu, Northland
More info here: https://

For Sale

5'8" Hypto For Sale

5'8" Hypto
I bought the Hypto off TrdMe 3-4 years ago and have been riding it consistently over that time. It has kept its condition very well and I would give its condition as very good. I got it in excellent condition. Standard stock model 5'8" , 20 wide, 2.5 thick. Three fin FCS II. No fins, leash, wax or board bag available. Small cracks which are not all the way through on parts of board, nose has been touched up with resin but not all the way through also. Usual pressures from standing. See pictures for more detail. $450

$450 · Dunedin, Otago
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For Sale

Aloha Jalapeno 5'10" For Sale

Aloha Jalapeno
5’10 32.15L
Fun small wave board. Upgraded and no space to keep them all. Comes with medium reactor fins. Usual pressures which I’ve tried to show in pics and a few small dings but all repaired so it’s watertight. Under side is smooth and flat. Good cheap set up for chch waves $420
Pick up edgeware
$420 · Christchurch, Canterbury
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For Sale

Kolohe Andino FCS II fins L $115

Kolohe Andino FCS II Surfboard Fins L
Large FCS 2 fins. Used for about a year. A few nicks on the edges but nothing major. Awesome fins with really good drive for laying into turns.
$115 · Dunedin, Otago
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For Sale

New Inflatable SUP

This new inflatable SUP is the perfect beginner and/or family board. We just haven't had the time to use it, so its still in the original packaging! Grab a bargain, while the weather is still good!

Dunedin, $550
More info here: https://

For Sale

Firewire Machado glazer

Firewire Machado glazer
Good as new, seldom used (5 times) no dings and dents. $950

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Saturday April 2

Fortune Festival, University of Otago Oval, Ōtepoti/Dunedin

Festival goers are being put on notice - Fortune Festival is coming to Dunedin in April 2022. The powerhouse lineup of New Zealand music will bring together the first large scale outdoor festival Dunedin has seen in… well, far too long.

The first announcement of acts is a who’s who of New Zealand music with headliners Salmonella Dub joined by Tiki Taane and Laughton Kora, Kiwi soul sensation TEEKS, indie-pop star Gin Wigmore, and Dunedin’s own Nadia Reid & Her Band. With many more supporting acts spread throughout the day and across multiple stages the festival promises a day/nighter of entertainment that looks to get even better with another massive act being slated for January’s second lineup announcement.

“We are absolutely stoked to be bringing an amazing lineup of iconic kiwi musicians to Dunedin,” says Jason Schroeder, festival organiser. “We know the city and the wider region have been aching for a new large-scale event and we’re ready to make it happen.”

Fortune Festival
Saturday 2nd April 2022, 3pm - 11pm
University of Otago Oval, Ōtepoti/Dunedin

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