Baby brings star to town

19:59, Dec 06 2012
Sam Neill
Actor Sam Neill (right) in Esk St this afternoon with (from left) daughter Maiko Spencer, son Tim Harrow and his son’s fiance Lisa Hughes.

Invercargill residents were left a little starstruck this afternoon when they spotted actor Sam Neill eating lunch in the city centre today.

The Queenstown-based actor was dining at Esk St's Bonsai Restaurant with family, who were visiting from Central Otago.

Neill said he was expecting a grandchild and the group had travelled down to use Invercargill's medical services, because there were none available in Central Otago.

''You can't have a baby in Central," he said.

"The whanau is expanding exponentially.''

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