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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.



For Sale

Book: Forgotten Ships

Released in Dunedin recently was the new maritime book on ships lost and wrecked coming to New Zealand between 1820-1925. Printed professionally by Craig's Design and Print in Invercargill and supported by the Otago Maritime Society this 204 page book is available by contacting the author at


Found: O'Neill Hood, St Clair

We found an O'Neill hood on the footpath near the Beach Street roundabout at St Clair on Saturday. If it's yours call us on 021 162 1226 and we can return it to you.


Ikelite Dive Housing for Sale

I'm selling my surplus-to-requirements, never been near the water, still in its box, Ikelite housing and 8-inch dome port for a Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 and with fittings for Canon 15mm fisheye lens.
It has never been in the water – I'm only selling it because I retired from diving before I got to use it.
It cost me around NZD3500. Happy to sell for offers around $2500.
Call me, Kim, on 07 578 5138 (Tauranga).


Critical Mass Dunedin: Group Bike Ride

Critical Mass Dunedin: Group Bike Ride
Critical Mass is a worldwide movement to celebrate cycling. Anyone/any bike is welcome to join the family-friendly, fun, relaxed, group bike ride.

Meeting on the Last Friday of every month at 5:15 pm, outside the Otago Museum.

For Sale

Pro surf photography kit for sale

Pro surf photography kit for sale:
Canon 1DX MkII - SC < 90,000 with spare Battery and 1x 128gb CFast 2.0
EF 24-105mm f4 ii
EF 16-35mm f2.8

SPL A-series Underwater Housing (Sierra Cream) with dual handles and pistol grip - comes with:
- 50mm flat port
- Under / Over Dome (ie. 8-inch dome)
- 15mm fisheye dome
- 24-105mm f4 ii zoom port

Pelican iM2875 Storm Case
L - 63.3 cm, W - 60.2 cm, D - 33.3 cm

Message me if interested and I'll send details & photos ... Auckland Based (if you want to inspect in the weekend).
Cheers, Richard 0272834872


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:

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


Sunday March 31

Single Fin Mingle, Christchurch

The iconic Single Fin Mingle will take place in Christchurch from March 29-31, 2019.

Friday April 5

Moonlight Meditation, Otago Museum

Moonlight Meditation
Wind down for the week with a relaxation session under the night sky in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium.

Instructor Dave McQuillan will lead a gentle meditation and relaxation class focusing on releasing tension and simple meditation techniques. As part of the session, you will be taken on a journey through space to explore your relationship with the universe.

Otago Museum
Suitable for all levels, ages 14+.

Bookings essential. Book on the OM website or at the Info Desk.

Thursday April 11

After Dark @ OM, Otago Museum

Give our 150th birthday exhibition est. 1868 one final hurrah with this OM After Dark party!

Bringing the categories of the exhibition to life, get set to experience the biggest sounds from DJ Josh Bones and one of Dunedin's hottest bands, the sexiest performances from burlesque performers Jersey Rhein and Verona Vega, and the tastiest experiences designed by the Otago Polytechnic’s Food Design and Culinary Arts students.

Plus our staff will share the quirkiest secrets behind some of the objects in the exhibition.

Cash bar available R18
Otago Museum

7pm–10pm, Thursday 11 April $10 early bird or $15 on the door

Sunday April 14

Canterbury Women's Championships, Canterbury

The Canterbury Women's Championships will be held in Canterbury from April 13-14, 2019.

Sunday April 21

South Island Surf Champs, Dunedin

The South Island Surfing Championships will take place in Dunedin from April 19-21, 2019.

Sunday April 28

Canterbury Men's Surfing Championships, Canterbury

The Canterbury Men's Surfing Championships will take place in Canterbury from April 25-28, 2019.

Sunday May 12

May, Joyce and Co Junior Winter Freeze, Christchurch

The May, Joyce and Co Junior Winter Freeze will be held in Christchurch from May 11-12, 2019.

Sunday June 2

Kaikoura Coldwater Classic, Kaikoura

The Kaikoura Coldwater Classic will be held in Kaikoura from May 31 through to June 2, 2019.

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