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World best wines

Cen­tral Otago wines were again among the best in the world at the pres­ti­gious UKbased In­ter­na­tional Wine and Spirit Com­pe­ti­tion last week. Top pinot noir went to Ceres Com­po­si­tion Cen­tral Otago Pinot Noir 2010, while a gold medal was awarded to Misha’s Vine­yard Verismo Pinot Noir 2010. A gold medal was also awarded to Rock­burn for its 2009 chardon­nay.

En­ergy fo­rum

The Shap­ing Our Fu­ture team are hold­ing a pub­lic fo­rum to hear rec­om­men­da­tions by the en­ergy task force it es­tab­lished to find ways to de­velop cheaper power bills, re­silience against en­ergy price shocks, power com­pany ac­count­abil­ity and de­vel­op­ing nat­u­ral en­ergy re­sources. The fo­rum is tomorrow at 4.30pm at Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil of­fices in Queen­stown and Wanaka. The of­fices will be linked by video con­fer­enc­ing.

Mill­brook’s third gong

Queen­stown’s five-star Mill­brook Re­sort has won the ti­tle of New Zealand’s Best Golf Re­sort at the World Travel Awards for the third con­sec­u­tive year. Mill­brook di­rec­tor of golf Brian Spicer said the win was an im­por­tant recog­ni­tion in the lead-up to the re­sort’s in­clu­sion in next year’s New Zealand Open.

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