ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's
action and offers some tips.
If Mayor Dave Cull's second term is destined to be tougher
than his first, then his battle with an unco-operative
mayoral robe may be an early omen.
A howling nor-wester wind was the star of the show as Mid
Canterbury claimed a maiden Meads Cup win after beating North
Otago 26-20 in Ashburton today.
Chisholm Park golf professional Andrew Whiley may know his
way around the links, but as one of Dunedin's newest
councillors he is going to have to learn an entirely new
Tony Brown has signed on with the Highlanders, and will be
the team's attack coach next year.
Lina Lastra, from Colombia, shows how to make hallacas
(banana leaf parcels).
The former president of the Otago Province of Federated
Farmers is a new face at the DCC, bringing a rural
perspective to the council table.
Dunedin businessman Doug Hall has called for growth, and open
and honest representation from the Dunedin City Council.
One of the seven new faces on the Dunedin City Council is not
new to the role, nor the cut and thrust of political life.
The Nude Blacks emerged with their pride intact following a
hair-raising encounter against a spirited invitational
Australian outfit in Dunedin this afternoon.
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