SHORT AND SHARP
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.