Children are the focus of a charity auction and gala day in Cromwell later this month. A host of children's entertainment has been arranged for March 29 and proceeds from the day and auction...
Lynda van Kempen
‘‘Fun, friendship and frivolity'' is the catchphrase of a new group that has been set up in Central Otago.
Dutch Rotary study exchange group members were hosted by Cromwell Rotary last week. Pictured are (from left) Barbara de Vries , Adrienne Heal (Cromwell Rotary), Harold van Ginkle, Jantine van t Klooster (back), Cromwell Rotary president Jill Tapper (front), Marloes Korndewal, Albertine Perre-Bulder and Pieter Troosttheide. Watching a rugby match and having fish and chips for tea was one of the highlights for a Dutch Rotary group study exchange which visited Central Otago last week. The five-strong group and their leader, Albertine Perre-Bulder, are spending 30 days in New Zealand, while at the same time, a New Zealand group visits Holland.
It's a long and winding road but every corner of Alexandra's streets are being filmed on video this week.
Ward boundary changes within Central Otago have bumped up rates by between 40 per cent and 60 per cent for the owners of some properties near Alexandra.
‘‘Rocketing'' pie sales are an indication that families are struggling financially, Roxburgh piemaker Dennis Kirkpatrick says.
A record number of wineries and food stalls are taking part in the Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival on Easter Sunday.
Vetran rowers are leading the way in Alexandra.
The Alexandra and Districts branch of Red Cross will celebrate its 25th birthday with a lunch on March 10.
New brochures about old sites are rapidly disappearing and that makes the members of Promote Dunstan very happy.
An eye on the weather: Cromwell author Sand a Carrod Kafka has enjoyed learning more about the elements as she wrote her latest children’s book. The forecast is good for Cromwell author Sandra Carrod Kafka, whose book, Weather Watch New Zealand, is a finalist for a national book award. ‘‘I had a birthday last week and found out about the awards on Monday. The news was a nice, late birthday present,'' Carrod Kafka said.