MP’S new office
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.