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More gifts are needed for the
Mirror and Salvation Army annual
Christmas appeal. Donations can
be dropped off and put under the
Christmas tree at The Southland
Times and Mirror office at 57
Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Unwrapped and unused gifts for
children and adults were needed
for the appeal.
A 42-year-old Queenstown man
was arrested and charged with
possession of a class B drug after
he was caught with opium at
McNulty Inlet, near Bannockburn.
Sergeant Derek Ealson, of
Alexandra, said police found the
man with the drug about 8pm. He
was to appear in Alexandra
District Court on December 12.
Air New Zealand award
The Grasshopper Rock Central
Otago Pinot Noir 2010, a wine
produced on an Earnscleugh
vineyard, was awarded the Air
New Zealand Champion Wine of
the Show Trophy at a gala dinner
in Wellington on Saturday. The
win marked the first time the top
honour at the awards was won by
a Central Otago wine producer.
The wine also won the JF
Hillebrand New Zealand Ltd
Champion Pinot Noir Trophy.
The Central Otago Regional
Choir, directed by John
Buchanan and accompanied by
members of the Central Otago
Regional Orchestra, will perform
a concert at St John the Baptist
Catholic Church in Alexandra on
Sunday at 2.30pm. The choir will
perform two of English composer
John Rutter s arrangements.
Tickets $20 and children free.
A governance charter signifying
the creation of Te Ropu Taiao
Otago was signed in Dunedin on
November 16. The group s initial
membership is: Otago Regional
Council, Dunedin City Council,
Clutha District Council, Central
Otago District Council, and the
Hokonui, Otakou, Puketeraki and
Moeraki runanga. The group will
act as a forum between Ngai
Tahu and hopes to develop a
combined work programme to
ensure iwi participation in
resource management, which will
help local authorities fulfill their
statutory obligations to iwi.
A nationwide biscuit survey by
Griffin s that attracted more than
5000 votes found New
Zealanders favourite biscuits
this year were the sprinkly pink
Hundreds and Thousands
biscuits. However, Otago biscuit
munchers voted Hokey Pokey
Squiggles their favourite Griffin s
biscuit. New Zealanders eat 86
million packets of biscuits every
from loose lips
By CHE BAKER
Pigeon, not penguin: Central Otago More FM breakfast radio host Karl Green returns to the air after an unfortunate mix
up while reading the news last week. Mr Green accidentally said penguins nesting under the Alexandra bridge were going
to be shot by the New Zealand Transport Agency, not pigeons.
There is little room for error when
broadcasting to thousands of
people and Central Otago break-
fast radio host Karl Green learned
that the hard way last week after
making an unfortunate mistake
while reading the news.
Mr Green, a radio host for More
FM for two years, was reading a
news item about the New Zealand
Transport Agency shooting feral
pigeons nesting under the Alex-
andra bridge when the word
penguin slipped out instead of
He was unaware of mistake until
a caller phoned in at 9.20am in a
fit of laughter explaining the mix
up, saying it had made their day.
By then the news bulletin blunder
had aired three times -- 6.30am,
7.30am and again at 8.30am.
''Normally there's the odd slip,
but this was a bit of a doozy'', Mr
Often people's names were said
incorrectly, or forgotten, and
pronunciation errors were routin-
ely made by news readers, he said.
He blamed the mix up on ''early
morningitis'' saying his 5.30am
start must not have agreed with
him that day.
Most of the listens who heard the
mis-read saw the funny side and
expressed their amusement.
But some were a less forgiving
with one disgruntled caller so
annoyed he said Mr Green was
the one who should be shot.
''If someone was going to be upset
about it they need to realise there
are no penguins in Alexandra,'' he
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