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Boy turns wasp sting into a winning speech

Three 12-year-olds from Eastern Southland talked their way past all other competitors to win top places in the Central and Eastern Southland year 7...

‘Significant’ service to be recognised

Nigel Moore found out exactly how much his Gore Volunteer Fire Brigade friends meant to him when he had a stroke. Mr Moore is to...

Concern over fires caused by disposal of hot ashes

The Gore Volunteer Fire Brigade has attended 267 call-outs in the past year, a significant number of them for fires caused by the incorrect...

Fire safety messages paid off in house fire

The benefit of installing smoke alarms came into sharp focus for Gore resident Bridget Gibson when she reacted quickly to the sound of one...

Oz casts a spell on rally driver

Derek Ayson conquered Australian roads to finish fourth overall at the Border Ranges Rally on Saturday. Ayson raced as a guest driver in 4WD World...

Museum to be showcased

A museum project created by a group of residents, mostly grandmothers, is to feature on the world stage. Gore District Council heritage projects officer David...

More owners abandon impounded dogs

An increasing number of impounded dogs in the Gore district are not being claimed by their owners. Gore District Council chief executive Steve Parry noted...

Actress from afar takes centre stage

The lead actress in Gore Musical Theatre’s theatre restaurant production Avenue Q comes from across the globe. Leading lady Fran Brabant was born in Southampton...

Apprentice hard to beat. Panelbeater off to national World Skills finals

Gore apprentice Shae Davis has been selected to compete at the World Skills New Zealand competition after taking first place at the Southland round. The...

‘Smallest school’ wins shield

St Peter’s College has claimed bragging rights after winning the Bishop’s Shield at the weekend. About 20 St Peter’s College pupils competed in drama, impromptu...
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