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SHORT AND SHARP
Congratulations to the
winners of the Great Wanaka
Mirror colouring competition.
They are Sofia Taquet, of
Arrowtown, Aimee Coudret,
of Cromwell, and Sam Knight,
of Wanaka. Each of you have
won an eight-inch Android
tablet. Well done! The Mirror
will be sending sketch pads
and pencils to second and
third place getters so watch
your mailboxes. Thanks
everyone for the great effort.
Glass Earth sells up
Glass Earth Gold has sold its
three Central Otago
production sites in the
Maniototo for $1.75 million to
Skevington Contracting, of
Palmerston in North Otago.
Alexandra Museum Board
elections were held last week
at the board s annual
meeting and Michael Rooney
and Tony Jopp, who were up
for re-election by rotation,
were welcomed back. A new
member, Nola Hambleton,
was also elected to the board.
Mrs Hambleton recently
arrived in Alexandra to live
with her husband Barry, after
a long career as teacher and
school principal across New
Zealand. She has been a
member of the New Zealand
Teachers Council and
Cognition Research Trust
and in 2002 she was awarded
Membership of the New
Zealand Order of Merit for
services to Education.
A Central Otago pinot noir
swept the awards at the
Romeo Bragato wine show.
Akarua Pinot Noir 2011 won
the champion wine trophy, a
memorial champion wine
gong and a sustainability
trophy. A champion sparkling
trophy also went to Akarua
for its rose brut. Grapes were
grown by Mark Naismith and
chairman of the judging
panel Olly Masters said it was
one of the strongest lineups
for years. There were 495
entries and the judges
awarded 51 gold medals.
Primary school students will
have the chance to show off
their problem solving skills
with the South Otago BP
Challenge being held at the
Roxburgh Area School today.
The challenge will run from
9am till 2pm at the school.
Mayoral race all on
Otago District mayor
Otago district mayoral
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What: Central Otago mayoral debates
When: Alexandra Rotary Club debate for
Cromwell, Roxburgh and Alexandra
members at Centennial Court in Alexandra at
7pm on September 10.
- Cromwell ''Meet the Candidates'' forum at
the Golden Gate Lodge conference centre at
7.30pm on September 16.
- Grey Power debate on September 25.
- Chamber of Commerce debates; Otago
Polytechnic's Molyneux restaurant in
Cromwell at 12pm and Centennial Court in
Alexandra at 5.30pm on October 2.
facilitate opportunities that will provide
employment for ourselves and future
generations, we must have jobs here,'' she
Mr Lepper said he was looking forward to
the debates and said he would be showcasing
the value of having a mayor with proven
Having established political and business
contacts and cohesive support from council,
with two community board chairmans, Neil
Gillespie in Cromwell and Stephen Jeffery in
Roxburgh, nominating him for the position
was beneficial for the role of mayor, he said.
Before the 2010 election Mr Lepper said he
planned to attack the problem of low-grade
water supply in the district.
Roxburgh's water supply had since been
fixed and ''in good nick'' and investigations
were continuing in Omakau.
''Alexandra's been slow because we can't
find an affordable source of water,'' he said.
Council could expect a reshuffle this year
with 18 people, including six sitting
councillors, vying for the 10 positions.
This year the only contender running
unopposed for council was sitting Roxburgh
Community Board chairman Stephen Jef-
fery in the Teviot Valley ward after
councillor John Lane, of Roxburgh, put his
hat into the Alexandra ward election.
Stuart Duncan and Leonard Miller will
battle head-to-head for the one seat for the
Five candidates have put their hands up for
the three Cromwell council seats, six
candidates for the three Alexandra ward
seats and four for the two Earnscleugh-
Manuherikia ward seats.
Alexandra Rotary president Paul Checketts
said the club would be hosting the first
mayoral election debate for Alexandra,
Cromwell and Roxburgh Rotary members.
Then on September 16, mayoral, Otago
Regional Council Dunstan ward and
Cromwell Community Board candidates
have been invited to impress Cromwell
voters at a ''Meet the Candidates'' forum.
Former ORC chairman and Central Otago
deputy mayor Duncan Butcher will chair the
forum, which was organised by the
Cromwell Lions Club and Cromwell Rotary
Club in order to give the public the
opportunity to become informed.
Grey Power will be hosting a debate on
September 25 and the Chamber of Commerce
will host two, one in Cromwell and one in
Alexandra, on October 2.
Voting papers will be sent to eligible electors
by post from September 20 and votes must be
received by electoral officers before 12pm on
Here then gone: About 100 rugby fans old and young turned up at the Dunstan Hotel in Clyde last
week to get a closer look at the Ranfurly Shield, being lifted by Otago rugby player Hugh Blake. Otago
beat Waikato 26-19 on August 23 to take possession of the shield and last week Otago players Marshall
Suckling, Tony Ensor and Jackson Hemopoe, as well as Blake, toured Otago, Central Otago and the
Queenstown Lakes regions showing it off. Sadly, Otago were only able to hold onto the Log o' Wood for
nine days, handing it over to Hawke's Bay on Sunday after losing 19-20. It was the first time in 56 years
Otago has taken the shield, having held it five times in its 109-year history.
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