Bayfield High School pupil Charlotte Fuller holds a sketch of a dress that landed her second place in the Shakespeare Globe Theatre New Zealand costume design competition. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSONA dress designed by a Dunedin teenager will be on display on the other side of the world. Bayfield High School pupil Charlotte Fuller (16) finished second in the Shakespeare Globe Theatre New Zealand costume design competition. The criteria was to design an outfit inspired by a Shakespeare character and four finalists were named. The dress has been created and will be on display in the Globe Theatre in London for six weeks before coming to New Zealand.
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PHOTO: JESSICA WILSONA Logan Park High School pupil says his projects for the Science and Technology Fair have got progressively "bigger and more complex'' over the six years he has entered the competition. He received the Dodd-Walls Centre for Research Excellence Award for Physics Related Projects and an Aurora Award for Excellence in Energy Research for his project based around a guitar amplifier. Otago Science Teachers’ Association General Excellence Award: ‘‘Solar Spectra Spectacular’’, Millie Todd, year 8 Tahuna Normal Intermediate. New Zealand Oil & Gas Most Promising Young Scientist (Senior) Award: ‘‘Antibacterial Properties of Manuka’’, Liam Hewson, year 13 King’s High School. Otago Institute of Arts and Science General Excellence Award: ‘‘Our shaky isles ... not just the beginning’’, Sophie Sun, year 11 Logan Park High School.
Photo: Brenda HarwoodSpreading the "power of legal knowledge'' throughout the community is the aim of Community Law Otago through its Law for Tea sessions. The series of monthly talks on everyday aspects of the law, presented by Community Law Otago volunteers at the Dunedin City Library, has so far covered tenancy issues, employment rights and consumer law. As well as working with clients to offer free legal advice and information through its Princes St community law centre, volunteers also give talks to a broad range of community groups. "As much as anything, we are there to help people to realise their own issues and to spread the power of legal knowledge.'' • Community groups interested in having a speaker from Community Law Otago are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.orgBRENDA.HARWOOD @thestar.co.nz
Mercy Hospital chief executive Richard Whitney is delighted with the car park. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOODVisitors to Mercy Hospital were greeted with smiles and chocolates to celebrate the opening of the facility's new $3.5 million car park. Trees will be planted in spaces created in the two-deck car park and will help screen the structure as they grow. Designed by architects McCoy & Wixon, the car park borders Burwood Ave and includes a two-level deck structure, which sits 4m below the road level. "Once the planting has grown, we will end up with an avenue of trees leading into the car park, and a lot of vegetation that will reduce the visual impact of the car park.
Photo: Getty ImagesA plan to fund a major study on options for a performing arts venue in Dunedin has been given a boost by Creative New Zealand. Creative New Zealand will provide $120,000 towards a feasibility study to map the current state of venues and options for a performing arts venue in Dunedin. The contribution adds to the Dunedin City Council's $200,000, which was allocated for the study as part of the council's 10-year plan. As part of its support for Dunedin theatre, Creative New Zealand will also provide funding of $100,000 per annum for two years towards new works by established theatre practitioners in Dunedin. "It's great to finally have a process signed off for theatre funding over the next three years.''
Constable Nicholas Hall is the latest police college graduate to serve in Dunedin.PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUEMeet Dunedin's newest police college graduate. Constable Nicholas Hall was one of 79 new constables - 23 women and 56 men - to graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua on July 26. The college training "drilled in'' the importance of using "tactical communication'' to "de-escalate a situation'' rather than using force, he said. After applying for training in early 2016, he was told in December last year his training would start in April. He is one of three new constables in his police college wing to be deployed in the Southern region.
Connect South pulled out of managing Community House, citing funding issues, and suffered a mass walkout of staff. Photo: ODTIn the aftermath of the recent social sector-wide hui, the board of Connect South is recommending to its members the organisation be wound up. In the organisation's August Connections newsletter, released on Wednesday, Connect South interim chairman Graeme Sykes said the organisation had struggled with its "identity, purpose and funding'' in recent years. "There was a positive feeling that the Dunedin non-profit community organisations would benefit from a stronger networking agency.'' Therefore, at the Connect South annual meeting on September 18, the board would recommend the organisation be wound up.
Teiana Kerena-WilliamsThe 12th annual Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal for Otago was launched at Dunedin Hospital this week. Thousands of Kiwi children visit hospital wards each year, and this year's appeal aims once again to raise more than $1.3 million to help those in need. Five-year-old Teiana Kerena-Williams is one of the many children the appeal will help, by raising money for much-needed medical equipment, including in Dunedin Hospital's Rotary Children's Ward. Teiana is a regular patient in the children's ward at Dunedin Hospital, her visits lasting from one night to several months. Children's ward charge nurse manager Shirley Bell says the service is delighted the hospital has once again been chosen to benefit from the appeal.
Organisers of the Dunedin Pride citywide drag competition Jasper Ririnui (left) and Matthew Schep are hoping to inspire drag queens and kings to step up for the event next month. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOODBudding drag queens and kings will be able to strut their stuff, with support from the professionals, in Dunedin's first citywide drag competition. "After having the initial idea while chatting with a friend, I got in touch with Sacrilege and things just snowballed from there,'' Schep said. Sacrilege Productions co-director Jasper Ririnui, who will MC the event as his drag king persona Jake Hammer, said there had been a lot of enthusiasm for the idea. Ririnui said the Loaded and Tucked event would be a great opportunity to expand awareness of drag culture in the city, and to encourage the lessening of harmful stereotypes around drag performance.
Bayfield High School pupil George Park shows the outfit, modelled by fellow pupil Tahlia Braithwaite, which won him the recycled award in the school section. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSONBayfield High School design pupils are a cut above the rest. George Park (16) won the recycled award and Alice Parsons (15) the avant-garde award in the school section of the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, which were held in Gore last month. Eden Poll models the outfit designed by fellow Bayfield High School pupil Alice Parsons which won the avant-garde award in the school section. In the open section, Vicki Taylor-Blair won the nightlife award and Lucy Maw was highly commended in the sustainable award.
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Brodie Retallick earns high praise for virtuoso return to All Blacks jersey MARC HINTON IN SYDNEYSKY SPORTAll Blacks vs Wallabies highlightsBrodie Retallick is so good that he sometimes even leaves his own team-mates in the shade. "Yet game after game people talk about Brodie, and he casts that shadow over Sammy a bit. He's got a bit of mongrel, he's got set-piece qualities, he can carry the ball and is a great defender. Assistant coach Ian Foster also had high praise for 23-year-old centre Jack Goodhue who was excellent in just his second test appearance, and first Bedlisloe encounter. Beauden had some really special moments and some others just lacking a little bit of direction from outside him.
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Beauden Barrett dashes away from Wallabies captain Michael Hooper in the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Wallabies were desperate for a new beginning but the first Bledisloe of the year ran into a familiar and well-worn script. That was it, the All Blacks were in the groove for the rest of the game. Their passing sharp and decision-making good and as the game became less structured, the All Blacks took control. New Zealand 38 (A. Smith, J. Goodhue, B. Barrett, B. Retallick, W. Naholo (2) tries; B. Barrett 4 cons)Australia 13 (J. Maddocks try; B. Foley con, pen, R. Hodge pen)HT: 5-6
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Second-half masterclass from All Blacks inflicts more Bledisloe woe on WallabiesSKY SPORT All Blacks vs Wallabies highlightsNow the Wallabies really have something to worry about. MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES Jack Goodhue marked a strong display for the All Blacks with a try in their victory over the Wallabies in Sydney. The All Blacks had plenty of ball, but the Wallabies' defence was excellent, until it leaked that late try. They were on the board again nine minutes later when Beauden Barrett punished a Dane Haylett-Petty fumble as only he can. All Blacks 38 (Aaron Smith, Jack Goodhue, Beauden Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Waisake Naholo 2 tries; Beauden Barrett 4 cons) Wallabies 13 (Jack Maddocks try; Bernard Foley pen, con, Reece Hodge pen).
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Taranaki kitchen designer wins big at national awardsSupplied Annika Rowson won the Kitchen Distinction $25k-$40k 2018 Award, Classic Kitchen or Bathroom 2018 Runner-up Award and the Taranaki Chapter Recognition Kitchen 2018 Award for this modern take on a traditional kitchen design. A Taranaki kitchen designer has been recognised as an industry leader after winning a number of national awards. Annika Rowson, of Rowson Kitchens, scooped four accolades at the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA) Excellence in Design Awards – NZ, held on Saturday night. Supplied She also won the Kitchen Distinction $25k - $40k 2018 Runner-up Award for this entertaining-centric design. They saw Rowson win the Kitchen Distinction $25k-$40k 2018 Award - and the category's runner up award, the Classic Kitchen or Bathroom 2018 Runner-up Award, and the Taranaki Chapter Recognition Kitchen 2018 Award.
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NKBA's top kitchen and bathroom awards celebrate innovationThis is the Supreme Kitchen winner in this year's NKBA awards. The kitchen, in a house at Karaka Lakes, Auckland, won the prestigious Supreme Kitchen Design 2018 Award plus four other awards. READ MORE* Sleek, minimalist kitchen wins Supreme Kitchen 2017* 'Raw' materials and huge scullery in winning kitchen* Supreme bathroom celebrates contemporary designThe judges praised the way the winning kitchen opened up to the landscape. NKBAMICHELLE WEIR This kitchen, designed by Toni Roberts of Kitchen Architecture was the Supreme Kitchen Runner-Up. The Supreme Kitchen Design Runner-up 2018 Award was won by a contemporary kitchen designed by Toni Roberts of Kitchen Architecture.
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