Local talent wins at Hokonui Fashion
Alexandra woman Daphne Randle shone at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards with her design winning the Best Hand Knitted section (pictured). Randle also received a highly commended in the Howl at the Moon Open Section. The awards, in its 25th year, attracted over 200 individual and unique outfits in 11 sections.
Knobby Range fire
Helicopters were used to control a high-country fire near Roxburgh on Friday after fire trucks from the Roxburgh and Millers Flat fire brigades were unable to get to the scene because of muddy conditions. The fire was lit by a farmer on Thursday to burn off grass and tussock. Two helicopters from Helicopter Otago were needed to control the fire which burnt an area about 100 hectares. The farmer is required to pay for the cost of firefighting.
Highlands Motorsport Park triathlon
The Highlands Motorsport Park near Cromwell will host the Highlands Triathlon Sprints event on October 26. The event will be open to both children and adults and will include triathlon, duathlon and cycle racing sections.