24 Dec 2010

4000 fairy lights on country's tallest Christmas tree

10:30 am on 24 December 2010

People in Dunedin have the chance to place their gifts under the tallest Christmas tree in the country.

The redwood tree - 37.8 metres, with a base diameter of 6.8 metres - is permanently decorated with 4000 fairy lights.

Standing in the grounds of St Margaret's University College, it is one of about 800 trees on the Notable Tree Register.