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Roll call: Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Blackie reads the names of fallen police
officers to Central Otago police officers and staff during a remembrance day service
parade at the Alexandra Police Station.
Remembered: Senior Constable Garry Milford, second from left, says a prayer for slain
and fallen police officers as Central Otago sub area commander Senior Sergeant Ian
Kerrisk, left, and other Central Otago police officers and police staff bow their heads to
By CHE BAKER
Slain and fallen police officers were
honoured at a remembrance day
service parade at the Alexandra
police station on Monday.
About 18 police officers and staff
from Alexandra, Cromwell, Ran-
furly, Omakau and Roxburgh atten-
ded the service and paid their
respects to officers killed in the line
of duty and active officers who had
died during the past year.
A national commemoration service
was held at the Royal New Zealand
Police College in Porirua to mark the
event and other services were held at
stations across the country.
Central Otago sub area commander
Senior Sergeant Ian Kerrisk said:
''We believe it's practically import-
ant to remember our fallen.''
Eighty-one serving and former staff
members were remembered at this
year's national service. Their names,
and not just those from Central
Otago, were read out during the
Alexandra service as many Central
Otago officers had worked across
New Zealand and knew those who
had died, Mr Kerrisk said.
Senior Constable Peter Morris
Umbers was among the names read.
Mr Umbers was killed on May 27,
1990, near Ranfurly after stopping a
Iwi liaison officer Constable Lance
Davies, of Roxburgh, held a karakia
for the service and Senior Constable
Garry Milford, who is also a pastor,
read the final prayer. The New
Zealand flag was flown at half-mast.
Big weekend at Bannockburn
Village life: ''Across the Bridge in Bannockburn'' organiser Jan Hawkins
hopes lots of people will come to Bannockburn to see what the village is all
Photo: EMMA DAWE
By EMMA DAWE
It's all about Bannockburn this
weekend when the first ''Across
the Bridge in Bannockburn''
event will be held.
Two days of art, wine, crafts,
music and food will be on offer
to showcase what the village is
The event was the brainchild of
Bannockburn residents Jan
Hawkins and Heather McPher-
son, who first came up with the
idea in February and have been
planning it since.
Ten local artists, including
Jenni Barker, Megan Huffadine,
Gail de Jong and Maurice
Middleditch, will exhibit their
work at the Cairnmuir Station
woolshed between 10.30am and
4pm on both days, and Lynn
Kelly -- who was an artist in
residence in the former Post
Office building -- is the guest
Mrs Hawkins said other events
planned for the weekend include
a poetry reading by Central
Otago poet Brian Turner at the
Bannockburn Cafe on Sunday,
October 7, as well as scarf-tying
workshops being held by Mrs
Hawkins on both days at her
store, the Bannockburn Coun-
The wineries and vineyards are
also involved in the event, with
tastings and tours being held at
Carrick Winery, Akarua Cellar
Door and Bald Hills Vineyard.
Mt Difficulty is also inviting
people to come and view its live
roof on its barrel room, its
native re-vegetation project and
its state-of-the-art wastewater
A Bannockburn ramble will
also be held -- a guided walk
around the township to look at
dredges, bridges and other
points of interest.
On Sunday, a crafts and produce
market will be held in the
Bannockburn village, to include
food, wine and entertainment by
Mrs Hawkins said she was
delighted with the response and
she hoped it would become an
"It's all about getting people
here and showing them what's
on offer in Bannockburn."
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