Lebanese Culture influences mural in Dunedin - 9th Oct 2012

Hoyts Lane off the Octagon is being transformed into a sort of time tunnel.

Dunedin's colourful history is being woven into a tapestry which will be rolled out during the Otago Festival of the Arts.

Artist Dan Mills, of Mangawhai, said the mural was a blend of Maori, Scottish, Chinese and Lebanese culture.

"The mural also features..... influential Dunedin forefathers, including Lebanese businessman Gabriel Farry."
Click the below link to view the full article in the ODT:


Peter Michael Wins Back to Back Gold - 10th Sep 2012

Samantha & Peter Michael We are very proud to inform you that Peter Michael (Fred Michael's grandson) has just won the 15k Elimination at the 2012 Inline World Speed Skating Championships in Italy.  In so doing he made history by winning back to back titles.  Below is a link to the exciting race.  On behalf of the Cedars of Lebanon community in Dunedin, we congratulate Peter on this outstanding achievement.


Watch Samantha Michael's Race @ the World Championships Live Online - 6th Sep 2012

Watch Samantha Michael's Race @ the World Championships Live Online Below are some sites with live streaming and the programme for Samatha's races to watch online.

Race times in the programme finals at night 7pm onwards New Zealand time will be 5am next day live. Junior skaters female and male are always before the seniors.





Bill Harris' New Book - 28th Aug 2012

Bill Harris' New Book Professor Bill Harris has just completed a new book on Lebanon, which delves into the long and complicated history of Lebanese sectarianism.  Click on the link below to find out more about the book and to read an interview with Bill.

On behalf of the Cedars of Lebanon community, we congratulate Bill on another wonderful achievement.  We are fortunate indeed to have such a revered international author as a member of the Cedars of Lebanon Club in Dunedin.


Samantha Michael - Inline Speed Skating World Championships - 10th Aug 2012

It is with great pleasure that the Cedars of Lebanon Club Dunedin have sponsored Samantha Michael to help get her to the World Championships for Inline Speed Skating in Italy in September.  To earn the right to compete in a world championship in any code calls for outstanding skill, discipline, commitment and a lot of sacrifice, amongst other things, and we wish Samantha every personal success for this championship.  Keep your eye out for more details about her racing here on the website, so we can send her as much support as possible.

Below is a letter we received from Samantha:

Hi Richard and Committee,

I would like to thank you once again for your support, to be able to help me get to Italy at the end of August for the Inline Speed Skating World Championships.

I am unsure at this stage of what events I will be racing in, but we start racing on the 6th September on the track which is 3 days worth of racing and then we have a day off to recover and rest and then start the road on the 11th which is also 3days worth of racing and we then have another day off to recover and rest up ready for the last event of the Championships which is the Marathon on the 15th of September.

Closer to the Championships I will be able to send you another email with some websites hopefully with a Live coverage link.

Once again thank you very much.

Samantha Michael

Lebanese Film screening in the NZ International Film Festival - 31st Jul 2012

Lebanese Film screening in the NZ International Film Festival This year the NZ International Film Festival have the wonderful Lebanese film from Caramel director Nadine Labaki – Where Do We Go Now?

Click here for a flier for the film ( Lebanese Film screening in the ... NZ International Film Festival ) which has the session times for the Dunedin screenings (for screening times and venues for other centres in NZ, please visit the following website:  http://nzff.co.nz/dunedin/film/ab1e6ade-004a-4dc5-89d8-82c53d804424  )

Tickets are now on sale at The Regent in Dunedin. Please note that the Film Festival offers a good discount for groups of 20 or more people.

Eulogies for Fred (Saba) La Hood from his family - 29th Jun 2012

Eulogies for Fred (Saba) La Hood from his family To view Saba's service sheet and for the link to his family's eulogies for him, please click here:  www.cedarsoflebanon.org.nz/pages/19-120/Fred-Saba-La-Hood-19-07-1938-2-05-2012

Prof. Bill Harris - Features in ODT again - 25th Jun 2012

Prof. Bill Harris - Features in ODT again Another article featuring Professor Bill Harris was in the ODT on Saturday 23rd June.  He appears talking to Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago Richard Blaikie.

Link to ODT Website:  www.odt.co.nz/campus/university-otago/214343/need-sanctions-outside-un

Link to download article:  www.cedarsoflebanon.org.nz/pages/8/Downloads

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