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The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE -

Just three sleeps till Christmas and this is the last edi­tion of the Eye for 2017.

It has been a year to re­con­nect, with sev­eral re­unions in­clud­ing 50 years for Kingswell High School and Glen­garry.

I have met some in­cred­i­ble peo­ple this year, like Dot McCul­loch who had surgery and could see for the first time in 15 years.

I’ve had the priv­i­lege of be­ing a part of amaz­ing ini­tia­tives like the On­ward Pro­ject, which helped iden­tify WW1 sol­diers from South­land and iden­ti­fied Richard Cham­ber­lain’s fa­ther and un­cle.

I have been pushed out of my com­fort zone and forced to try new things with a se­ries of 60-minute chal­lenges, in­clud­ing busk­ing, in­door go-cart racing and even at­tempt­ing to play the bag­pipes.

It has been a year to re­mem­ber. I am ex­cited to see what 2017 will bring.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

- Joanna Grif­fiths

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