MP’S new of­fice

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS -

Waitaki MP Jac­qui Dean is open­ing a new elec­torate of­fice in Cromwell to­day. Based in the Cromwell Re­source Cen­tre, the of­fice will be open fort­nightly and manned by Cromwell woman Leigh-Ann Muir. ‘‘Cromwell has a grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion as an in­dus­trial and con­struc­tion hub, thanks to the town’s con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion, and pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ment is hap­pen­ing as a re­sult,’’ she said.

Mis­use of tele­phone

Ran­furly man Stephen An­drew Vin­cent, who abused 111 emer­gency call staff and made sev­eral ref­er­ences to the Prime Min­is­ter, the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner and the KGB dur­ing more than 100 non­emer­gency calls, has been re­manded for sen­tenc­ing on Au­gust 21. Vin­cent, who was in­tox­i­cated, called the emer­gency phone line over 100 times in one month. He abused the call-tak­ers and talked about tech­nol­ogy, in­vent­ing the in­ter­net and "nu­mer­ous other in­sane sub­jects". It is the sec­ond time he has ap­peared for us­ing a tele­phone with the in­tent to of­fend.

Breach tak­ing to field

The urge to play rugby left 22-yearold Cromwell man Zamion Tekoea Pe­whairangi in court, af­ter he was told not to play be­cause it could dam­age the an­kle bracelet he wore for com­mu­nity de­ten­tion. Pe­whairangi told his pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer he was play­ing rugby and was in­structed to stop, but did not. Ap­pear­ing be­fore Judge Michael Cros­bie in the Alexan­dra Dis­trict Court last week for breach­ing com­mu­nity de­ten­tion, he was or­dered to come up if called upon within nine months.

His­toric pho­tos sought

The Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil is look­ing for pho­tos or slides show­ing fun times at the old Alexan­dra Cen­ten­nial Swim­ming Pool, which was open from 1962 to 2002, to be used on in­ter­pre­ta­tive signs at Cen­ten­nial Park. Con­tact parks of­fi­cer Ni­cola Copeland on (03) 440 0056 or ni­cola.copeland @codc.govt.nz, be­fore July 11.

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