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Head­stone re­cov­ered

The head­stone of 1800’s gold miner Ge­orge Paul was re­cov­ered last week. Cromwell po­lice had asked for the pub­lic’s help in find­ing the head­stone af­ter it went miss­ing from the Cromwell Ceme­tery. It was last seen in 2010. Aman from Cen­tral Otago Monumental had picked up the head­stone af­ter find­ing it bro­ken and had in­tended re­pair­ing it. He would now fast track the work, po­lice said. Mr Paul’s rel­a­tive Helen DeLilla – who paid for the stone to be erected in 2009 – said she was ‘‘absolutely thrilled’’ the stone was re­cov­ered.

Emer­gency ser­vice ball this week­end

The an­nual Cen­tral Otago Emer­gency Ser­vice Ball is be­ing held this Satur­day night at the Cromwell Me­mo­rial Hall. The ball is a fundraiser for Cromwell’s emer­gency ser­vices, with pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards new equip­ment. Alexan­dra band The Sell­outs will pro­vide the en­ter­tain­ment, with spot prizes up for grabs and sup­per in­cluded in the ticket price. The ball starts at 7.30pm and a cash bar will be op­er­at­ing. Tick­ets are $35 for a sin­gle and $60 for a dou­ble and can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing Hay­ley James on (03) 445 4118 or 027 247 9520

In court

Sa­muel Peter Gourlay, 24, kitchen hand, of Cromwell, was sen­tenced in Queen­stown Dis­trict Court to 40 hours’ com­mu­nity work for steal­ing al­co­hol val­ued at $105 from Lala­land and in­ten­tion­ally dam­ag­ing prop­erty, April 13. Ni­cola Jane Mul­vena, 45, of Tar­ras, was fined $525 and dis­qual­i­fied for six months for driv­ing with ex­cess breath, 538mcg, on June 6.

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