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Model work­shop held

For­mer Cromwell woman turned New York based Ford Model Amanda Bransgrove re­turned to her roots to host a model work­shop for girls in Cromwell dur­ing the week­end to help them break into the fash­ion in­dus­try. Ms Bransgrove owns Amanda Bransgrove Pho­tog­ra­phy, Cat­walk Stu­dios and Monarch Mod­els from Auck­land and re­cently opened a Monarch Mod­els agency in Queen­stown. Each girl was given amakeover, styled and pho­tographed in a ‘‘fash­ion edi­to­rial’’, to have pro­fes­sional im­ages for a port­fo­lio. Ms Bransgrove said they girls were gor­geous and ‘‘re­ally have po­ten­tial’’. She hoped to re­turn to the area to host an­other work­shop at the end of the year.

Cromwell Ro­tary fund­ing

Cromwell Ro­tary con­trib­uted $50,000 in the past year to re­gional and in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity groups and char­i­ties. The club con­trib­uted $13,000 to the CT scan­ner suite, $9000 to sup­port­ing lo­cal chil­dren and young peo­ple and al­most $15,000 was do­nated to in­ter­na­tional projects such as disas­ter re­lief in the Pa­cific and grants for po­lio erad­i­ca­tion.

Win­ter Dance School

A work­shop in street con­tem­po­rary and African dance and tribal drum­ming classes will be held in Alexan­dra this week­end as part of the Cen­tral Otago Dance De­vel­op­ment win­ter dance school. Classes are for all ages and would be held from 9am to 5pm on Satur­day, Sun­day and Mon­day. There was a cost for the classes and those in­ter­ested could call 448 8782.

Lo­cal elec­tions chal­lenge

Cen­tral Otago fu­neral busi­ness owner, ac­count­ing man­ager and for­mer dis­trict coun­cil­lor Lyn­ley Clar­idge has an­nounced she will chal­lenge Cen­tral Otago Mayor Tony Lep­per for the po­si­tion. Mrs Clar­idge was a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Alexan­dra on the coun­cil for about 12 years. Mr Lep­per will be stand­ing for his sec­ond term as mayor.

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